Antarctica is a desert?! There are NO polar bears in Antarctica?! Those are just two of the fascinating facts some of our High School students learned today as they took part in a virtual field trip to Antarctica thanks to Time for Kids Magazine as well as the crew at McMurdo Station. The folks at TFK started out with some interactive questions and an informational and interactive Powerpoint before turning it over to David Bjerklie, Peter West, and Jean Pennycook stationed at the base. They then took questions that students wrote in from around the country, questions such as what daily life is like on the continent and what it is like to live there even if just for a few weeks. Thanks to our innovative staff and modern day technology, we were able to take the warmest “trip” to Antarctica you will ever be part of! For more information, visit www.timeforkids.com/minisite/antarctica.
Mark Giufre (deTechtive1) 2013