Project PARKA Overview

Participating high school teachers and students in 19 different high schools in Kansas worked with research scientists to learn about interdisciplinary oceanographic research taking place at the West Antarctic Peninsula in January 2014. This exciting research mission is working to characterize the connection between ocean chemistry, climate change, and Antarctic food webs.

During the 2013-14 academic year, students learned the research mission science through participating in classroom lessons, following mission blogs, talking with scientists at Palmer Station, Antarctica, through Live Video Broadcasts, meeting the research scientists, and presenting their own research at a spring Student Research Symposium. Teachers participated in a summer workshop in July 2013 to learn about the science and project.

Student Research Symposium – A Great Success!

http://m.cjonline.com/news/2014-04-15/kansas-science-students-get-taste-antarctic

http://www.wibw.com/home/headlines/Budding-Scientists-Converged-On-Washburn-University–255409471.html

** During the government shutdown, Project PARKA made the news for being one of the many programs impacted by the closure of the US Antarctic Program. Visit the E&E Publishing LLC webpage: http://www.eenews.net/stories/1059988704