Hi everyone! With just a week to go before I board the plane to New Zealand, I wanted to officially introduce myself and encourage some discussion about the topics you’re most interested in. We’ll be providing you with stories about life on the ship—but we also want to make sure your students get the material and pace of information they want and need.
So: my name is Hugh Powell, and I’ve been to Antarctica once before, working with Chris Linder to document penguin research on Ross Island and geological research on the Antarctic mainland. When I’m not south of the Antarctic Circle, I’m a writer and editor at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. I’m thrilled to be coming along with Josh, Adam, and all the other scientists to find out what makes the Ross Sea tick.
I’m also thrilled to have the chance to write about science for you and for your students. Explaining science in an accessible way to people who are excited to learn it is my favorite thing in the world. So please—right now as well as during the cruise—don’t hesitate to tell me what subjects, activities, concepts, and details you want to hear about. I’ll be sure to find the right person on the ship to talk to.
Send your questions in via this form: http://coseenow.net/ross-sea/questions/ or by leaving comments on our blog posts. Sage will gather them up each day and send them on to us. And in the next week or so, feel free to let loose on this forum.
Thanks for reading along, and I’m looking forward to hearing more from you all over the next 6 weeks!