Mark teaches 7th and 8th grade science at the Heath K-8 Elementary School in Brookline, Massachusetts. He has been teaching middle and high school science for the past 29 years. In his classes, Mr. Goldner stresses the importance of developing a strong and positive relationship with the natural world, and that the best way to learn science is by doing real scientific investigations. Outside the classroom, Mr. Goldner enjoys spending time running marathons, hiking, and biking. On weekends and in the summer, he can often be found on the coast of Maine.
This is Mark’s second journey to Svalbard with Dr. Julie Brigham-Grette. In 2011 he participated in PolarTREC at the same study site and Dr. Brigham-Grette invited him to return this summer. In addition to his enthusiasm for being immersed in glacier science, he is very interested in documenting how the Kronebreen glacier has changed over the past ten years.