MdCV students participate in live call

Fifteen MdCV High School students participated in a live call on Jan. 15. They prepared several questions regarding the wildlife in Antarctica, how scientists acclimatize, dressing for and working in extreme conditions and pollution.

6 Responses to MdCV students participate in live call

  1. mdcvhs January 28, 2014 at 4:28 pm #

    The video call with the scientists in Antarctica was very informative. I learned that they went in the water on a polar plunge, and they had to watch out for leopard seals. I learned that the center of Antarctica is recorded at -128 degrees Fahrenheit at the lowest. Also, I learned that they have to have special permits to interact with the wildlife. Cody P.

  2. mdcvhs January 28, 2014 at 9:20 pm #

    I learned that global warming has truly had a big effect, on a mountain that used to be right next to the area they were living in. I found out that their are many more leopard seals than usual and their is a possibility of them being killed by them. Rebekah R.

  3. Alexa C January 31, 2014 at 3:25 pm #

    Talking with the researchers gave me a little more insight into the research studies of the scientists in the Antarctic. I didn’t know that you weren’t supposed to wear wool when it’s cold and you are working. I do have further questions regarding this subject. I do wish I could further discuss the subject with the scientists.

  4. Marquise M January 31, 2014 at 3:26 pm #

    The call that we made was interesting, I learned that they help these animals by the decisions made by people. Or the danger of working at that station, how a sea lion killed a man. Also the danger of the birds attacking. Another thing learned is it isn’t cold all the time there, it might be a little warm, and then cold afterwards. As i think the weather there is bipolar, somewhat similar to Kansas.

  5. Zarin G January 31, 2014 at 3:29 pm #

    From the Presentation/Skype we have watched yesterday about the people that went to Antarctica to study at Palmer Station. I have learned more about the krill and how they keep them in there lab to study and observe them. And they also have to look out for the leopard seal because its the most dangerous animal they have to be worried about there. And they also observe and do study on penguins by making them throw up so they can identify what they ate other than killing them to study them.

  6. mdcvhs February 10, 2014 at 7:09 pm #

    They did answer my question about interacting with penguins. It sucks that only certain people can touch them because they’re so cute. I learned a lot about what they’re doing in Antarctica. I also found it interesting that the lowest temperature is around -20 F and the weather is always changing. It was awesome that they took time to talk to us. It was really interesting also to find out what they do with all of the waste they accumulate at Palmer Station. Allie T.

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