Project PARKA Overview
Participants will work with research scientists to learn about interdisciplinary oceanographic research taking place at the West Antarctic Peninsula in January 2014. This exciting research mission will characterize the connection between ocean chemistry, climate change, and Antarctic food webs.
During the year, students will learn the research mission science through participating in classroom activities, 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 will participate in a summer workshop to learn about the science and project.
** 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