Chronicles a 1995-1996 expedition to Antarctica that included twice-daily live
chats and digital dispatches. Well-structured and -illustrated site, with
sections on the ship's log, the expedition itself, and issues of ecology,
history, and science.
Part of a site devoted to Antarctic philately, this contains a detailed
timeline of Antarctic expeditions, from Ferdinand Magellan's 1519 voyage in
search of a westerly route to the Indies, to the 1959 signing of the Antarctic
Treaty, the seminal document that dictates governance of the continent even
Inspired by Sir Ernest himself, the Boston-based Shackleton School is, in their
own words, "a new, expedition-based, independent, residential high school for
students who learn best through experience, real-life projects, and
participation in a supportive learning community."
Electronic MediaAntarctica CD
Produced by Douglas Quin for Wild Sanctuary.
Miramar Recordings, 1998.
Mesmerizing recordings of penguins, seals, and orcas as well as the creaks and groans of glaciers.
Get RealTeachers Experiencing Antarctica or the Arctic (TEA)
The U.S. National Science Foundation sponsors this program for science teachers to
experience scientific research taking place in the polar regions. Teachers certified
at the high-school or equivalent level and in good physical condition are encouraged to
apply. Awardees spend a field season working along scientists in the field and posting
electronic daily journal entries. Among the goals are enhancing teachers' professional
development and playing up the importance of science in the classroom. For more
information and application procedures, see http://tea.rice.edu/index.html.
British Film Institute
Alexander Macklin/The Macklin Collection
National Science Foundation
Harding Dunnet/The James Caird Society
Celestaire Navigational Instruments
United States Geological Survey
Shinik Hahm/Yale Symphony Orchestra
Lauren Aguirre, Senior Producer
Maureen Dolan, Intern
Rick Groleau, Hot Science Developer
Karen Hartley, Classroom Resources Developer
Tyler Howe, Assistant Designer
Brenden Kootsey, Technologist
Rob Meyer, Production Assistant
Rick Pinchera, Illustrator
Carla Raimer, Associate Producer
Alex Taylor, Field Production Assistant
Kelly Tyler, Producer
Peter Tyson, Producer
Anya Vinokour, Senior Designer