PolarTREC alumni Alex Eilers created this mini-exhibit about Antarctica for the Pink Palace Museum in Memphis, Tennessee. The exhibit highlights a variety of topics as well as Ms. Eilers personal experiences in Antarctica. Topics explored include: dressing for the cold Antarctic climate, research on the Weddell seal, the history of human exploration in Antarctica, and extreme facts about the coldest
One of the first things to understand about the Antarctic ecosystem is what kinds of animals actually live there. This lesson provides a basic introduction to important Antarctic wildlife and how they interact with each other.
Students will be able to create a food web of the Antarctic ecosystem.
This one hour webinar gives educators the opportunity to learn from PolarTREC educator Alex Eilers. Her projects for education and outreach on the weddell seal project with Dr. Burns provides great examples of bringing polar science to students and communities.
Dr. Jennifer Burns presented a one hour webinar about her work studying weddell seals in the Ross Sea, Antarctica. This presentation is for educators and in conjunction with the PolarTREC professional development course in Life Sciences.
PolarTREC teacher Alex Eilers used this resource to prepare for her expedition to student Weddell Seals in Antarctica. The purpose of this new web portal is to make available to educators, students, parents, and the general public information, resources, multimedia, and classroom materials based on Antarctica Weddell seal ecology research by the Montana State University Weddell seal research project.
This article describes the work of a team of scientists using the latest in satellite tag technology to track the movements of the Weddell seal over the Antarctic winter. The project hopes to learn more about the animals as well as the ocean environment in which they swim.
Excellent interview and accompanying video about studies of Weddell seals in Antarctic. UC Santa Cruz marine biologist Dan Costa travels to Antarctica to study the winter foraging ecology of Weddell seals through the use of sophisticated satellite tags and physical examinations. Video footage and an interview with participants has been included here.