- Title of the project: Antarctic Adventure
- Purpose: The purpose is to share experiences of my life in Antarctica.
- Topics you think we might cover: Most of the topics will be science related, such as Mount
Erebus the volcano, the ice desert, and the 24
hour a day sun. Other topics of everyday life, such as garbage disposal,
supply good examples of
environmentally sound practices.
Some topics may be History related, as we can discuss early Antarctic
exploration. We are planning some discussion and discovery
on topics such as: Travel in Antarctica, Survival at 80 below, Problems of food and garbage,
Mount Erebus is smoking, Sun, Stars, and direction.
- The format: Sometimes I just ramble on with stories of everyday life in Antarctica,
which serve to inspire and learn
from the planets past mistakes. Most times I ask some questions to get young
mind into gear. Some of the
time I do not have the answers, but I do have ideas to share. After a period
of time for the kids to ponder
the questions and share their answers, I will give my answers. Classrooms
should be encouraged to
combine their answers to create discussion about the topics and consolidate
the list server responses.
- Timeline: The timeline for the project will extend until my stay in McMurdo is
finished, which should be about
November 1996. At times my work occupies all my waking hours, leaving me
little time in my off hours
to participate on a day to day basis. Please bear with me through these
times, your patience is appreciated.
David Hess NK3Tdhess@shore.intercom.net
Presently living in beautiful downtown McMurdo, Antarctica.
Patricia A. Weeg
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