SPICE Core: Investigating Past Climate at the South Pole
This web seminar took place on December 10, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern
time. The presenters were Dr. T. J. Fudge, Postdoctoral
Researcher, University of Washington, Earth & Space Sciences, and
Linda M. Morris, Education & Outreach Program Manager, US Ice Drilling Program
Office, Dartmouth College.
With a focus on Investigating Past Climate at the South Pole, T.J. Fudge introduced
the US Ice Drilling Program and its main goals - and quizzed participants on their
knowledge of past glacial maximums and where one would drill to get the oldest ice
possible. T.J. then explained why they worked in the South Pole specifically, how
the West Antarctic Climate on East Antartica is so telling of past climates - especially
due to its preservation of carbon dioxide, methane and carbonyl sulfide - and how
the drilling process worked in practice. Linda then spoke about the correlation
between the topic and NGSS and provided participants with various links to both
teacher and student resources. Participants were given time throughout the session
to ask questions as well as at the end.
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A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' My PD Record and Certificate area in the NSTA Learning Center
for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.
Here are some comments provided by the participants at the end of the Web Seminar:
- "Overall, this was a fantastic seminar - extremely informative and I really enjoyed
the interactive aspect. "
- "This fits in well with my student polar research unit."
- "I enjoyed the connection to NGSS, that was very relevant for me."
Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions,
and a job well done!
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Underwritten by the U.S. Ice Drilling Program Office and the National Science Foundation