Over the coming weeks Ms. Niccoli's first graders and Mr. Brad's preschoolers will be joining us on our science expedition in Antarctica. While we (a science team from various parts of the world) work in sub-freezing conditions and sleep on ice for several weeks on end, the students will be enjoying the adventure from their warm and cozy classrooms. Feel free to follow along on our adventure together.

Scroll down to the bottom of this page to read a little about our science team.

Satellite image of Antarctica, courtesy of NASA. The blue dot is McMurdo. The red dot is our field area on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Headed to New Zealand

Well, it is finally time for us to leave the comfort of our homes, friends, and family and make our way to Antarctica. For the first part of our trip, our science team will all meet up in New Zealand. In New Zealand we will be given all our warm-weather clothing and gear and prepare for our long flight (the "ice flight") to Antarctica. We won't be in New Zealand long, but I plan to enjoy the warm weather and beautiful gardens while I can. Once we leave New Zealand, we will be cold for a very long time.

We all have very long flights ahead, but we are excited to start our adventure. We'll post a picture of our group and of New Zealand soon!

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