PolarTREC (Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating) is a program in which formal and informal educators spend 3-6 weeks participating in hands-on field research experiences in the polar regions. The goal of PolarTREC is to invigorate polar science education and understanding by bringing educators and polar researchers together.
Jeff Peneston, Liverpool High School science teacher and PolarTREC 2008 alumnus was introduced as the New York State Teacher of the Year at an event in the White House Rose Garden that was televised nationally on cable TV. The article describes the awarding of this honor by President Barack Obama at the White House.
This short slide presentation includes maps and diagrams providing introductory material about the 2008 Oden Antarctic Expedition. Maps, images, and information provided courtesy of Abrahamsson et al. 2001, Garrison 1991, and Ducklow and Yager 2007.