Michelle Brown Explores Antarctica
Join us on Thursday, May 10 at 7:30 PM
Brackenridge Field Laboratory, 2907 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
for a talk by O’Henry middle school science teacher Michelle Brown!
(arrive early for refreshments and fun activities!)
Adventures in Science at the Bottom of the World
Imagine a place where the sun doesn’t set, the ice doesn’t melt and the landscape is so inhospitable that it is an ideal location to simulate life on the moon. Conducting research in Antarctica can be challenging, but this icy continent is home to many fascinating science investigations. Middle school science teacher Michelle Brown will discuss her adventures working with two science research teams across Antarctica as part of the PolarTREC team.
PolarTREC (Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating) is a program in which K-12 teachers spend 2-6 weeks participating in hands-on field research experiences in the polar regions. The goal of PolarTREC is to invigorate polar science education and understanding by bringing K-12 educators and polar researchers together.