After spending 5 weeks in the Arctic learning about tundra vegetation and phenology, Alejandra Martinez wanted to have her students observe the growth of plants in their school. In this lesson, students will grow plants in multiple locations and track their growth to compare their phenology.
I looked closer at the nudibranch. This is a Tritonia challengeriana...I can tell by the pompon looking tufts along the side of its body. I think it's producing an egg case. Yes, it is! I need to tell Aaron, Graham, and Amy!
This is an archive of PolarConnect event celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Antarctica Treaty with educator Jocelyn Argueta and researcher Jim Madsen broadcast live from the South Pole on 13 December 2019.
PolarTREC (Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating) is a program that pairs US educators with researchers for field science experiences in the Arctic and Antarctic. For people like me, it is exciting to note that the program is now open to informal science educators as well as formal K-12 teachers.
This archive is from a live event broadcast from McMurdo Station, Antarctica with "Team Amy" (Educator Amy Osborne and Researcher Amy Moran) on 22 November 2019. The research team discussed different aspects of their fieldwork investigating the effects of temperature on the metabolism, growth rate, developmental rate, and energetics of embryos and larvae of Antarctic marine ectotherms.
Teacher Denise Hardoy and researcher Anne Todgham discuss the research they have been working on looking at mechanisms that early life stages (embryos, larvae, and juveniles) of Antarctic fishes use to respond to changes in ocean conditions. This live event was broadcast from McMurdo Station, Antarctica on 20 November 2019.
Archive of a live event with teacher Bridget Ward and researcher Dr. Heather Liwanag broadcasted live from McMurdo Station, Antarctica. Bridget and Heather discuss the research that they are working on and what it takes for a Weddell seal to survive and successfully make the transition between two extreme environments – above and below the Antarctic sea ice – in only a matter of weeks.