Antarctica

  • Andy McIntyre posted an update in the group Group logo of AntarcticaAntarctica 4 weeks ago

    I would love to be recruited as a scientist in Antarctica, but I would really prefer going to the North Pole. I would wear my long undies under my clothes then I would put on my snow mobile suit. I would also wear warm boots, gloves a hat and a scarf. I guess I would be OK if there were no heated cat cups allowed. My mom says I am good at…[Read more]

  • Sammy Pilch posted an update in the group Group logo of AntarcticaAntarctica 4 weeks ago

    I missed the zoom talk, but here is my report:

    If I were invited to help research in Antarctica, I would not go because my mom can’t survive without me. For the sake of this report though I will pretend I am going. I would prefer to be there when it is dark all the time. The reason for that is because I read it is one of the best places to see t…[Read more]

  • Cooper Murphy posted an update in the group Group logo of AntarcticaAntarctica 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    My report is on Why Polar Bears Don’t Exist in Antartica

    Millions of years ago, Earth’s continents were one giant continent known as Pangea. Animals of the time could travel uninhibited across lands that are now separated by oceans. But when Pangea broke apart about 200 million years ago this came to a halt.
    and the ancestor of today’s polar bea…[Read more]

    • So true, Cooper! It is heartbreaking what’s happening to the polar bears up north. The only real predators for penguins and seals on the Southern Continent are the whales.
      • THat is so sad that Polar Bears are starving. Well done on the report though.
      • Shoko posted an update in the group Group logo of AntarcticaAntarctica 1 month ago

        Antarctica, a challange to even exist in such a freezing climate.. Tyebe and I would pack down jackets, toques, paw mitts made of down as down is very dense. Living in a cold climate we realize how fast damage can happen without the correct gear. One can work better when not chilled to the bone. Key word here is work. If, we have too many…[Read more]

        • Fantastic, Shoko! It would be fun to travel with you.
          • Really nice Shoko and Tyebe. We think we want to know more about those fishies too. You have to know who and what you are eating
            • Great report Shoko! That is cool about the fish with antifreeze in it.
            • Cat P posted an update in the group Group logo of AntarcticaAntarctica 1 month ago

              If I were recruited to be a scientist in the Antarctica tomorrow, I would start packing. I would take a super-duper warm snowsuit and some triple insulated boots ad extra mittens. I would take a box of hot chocolate and lots of treats. They have discovered shrimp there so that would be my main staple. I would want to study the penguins and seals.…[Read more]

              • Fabulous, Cat! Yes, the cruise ships just make matters much worse, just as they do in the Northwest Passage. If people want to “tour” Antarctica, they can go the traditional way – volunteer or be recruited!
                • We really like your report Cat and agree that those cruise ships need to stop
                  • Great report. I agree about cruise ships too.
                  • Timmy Tomcat posted an update in the group Group logo of AntarcticaAntarctica 1 month ago

                    Me and Einie did a joint report.
                    Our We really enjoyed this class as we like both polar ice caps but don’t usually hear much on Antarctica.
                    If we could visit in a more active role one focus of our research would be the impact of people on the local wildlife such as penguins, Albatross, Orcas, Leopard Seals and Blue Whales. All those visitors c…[Read more]

                    • It would be fun for us all to go and help the scientists!
                      • Great report guys. I thought the krill were aliens on a show called The Orville my folks watch.
                      • Raz posted an update in the group Group logo of AntarcticaAntarctica 1 month ago

                        Here’s my report on Antarctica.
                        I sure would love to visit Antarctica and see penguins in real life. I would hope they allow heated cat cups because I am from Florida and anything lower than 70 degrees feels like it is freezing to me.

                        Since I am a cat, I can sleep day or night so I would prefer daytime since it would be easier to see the…[Read more]

                      • Bunty B posted an update in the group Group logo of AntarcticaAntarctica 1 month ago

                        Here is my report:
                        If I were recruited to be a research scientist in Antarctica I would be excited. I would like to study the various animals, their breeding habits, and how to help them survive and hopefully thrive. Polar bears only live at the North Pole. I don’t think I would like 24 hours of dark for days on end. Dark makes me sleepy so I…[Read more]

                      • Felix S. posted an update in the group Group logo of AntarcticaAntarctica 1 month ago

                        I think Antarctica is the gift that holds the key to our planet’s future in so many ways. Here’s my report:

                        If I were recruited to be a research scientist in Antarctica, I would be really excited! I would like to study and learn more about the thickness of the glaciers, how stable they are and whether they move (expand and contract) and…[Read more]

                        • Shoko replied 1 month ago
                          Excellent essay Felix. I felt like I was there. I never thought of the most active part of the year…dark or light.
                          • We really enjoyed this report as we were thinking of going at night too. There is so much we need to know to help keep our planet healthy
                            • Great report Felix! You would make an excellent researcher.
                            • Maggie S. posted an update in the group Group logo of AntarcticaAntarctica 1 month ago

                              We got so excited, so wanted to do our homework in our Owl hours! Here’s my report:

                              I have wanted to visit Antarctica for a very long time, and have read quite a few accounts from the early 20th c. explorers. The animals are what I’m particularly interested in. There are no polar bears there – they only inhabit the North Pole. Early exp…[Read more]

                            • Felix S. posted an update in the group Group logo of AntarcticaAntarctica 1 month ago

                              What a great program! That big glacier means business.

                            • Maggie S. posted an update in the group Group logo of AntarcticaAntarctica 1 month ago

                              Very interesting class! We\’ll do our homework tomorrow.

                            • Denmaster changed the description of the group Group logo of AntarcticaAntarctica from "CSU's January class is: Penguins and Life in the Antarctic. You've been to the North Pole; now see what the South Pole is like." to "If you missed the presentation, tune in later to see if a recording of it is available.

                              ASSIGNMENT:
                              Here’s the Homework:

                              If you were recruited to be a scientist in Antarctica tomorrow, what would you do? Write a 250-ish-word essay that may or may not include and is not limited to the following:

                              What would you pack?
                              What would you choose to study and why?
                              Why aren’t there any polar bears?
                              Would you prefer to be there at a time when it is dark 24 hrs a day, or light 24 hrs a day?
                              Would you be excited about going, or feel like it would be a nightmare?
                              Would you prefer to study the North Pole instead?
                              What if heated cat cups were prohibited?
                              What would you do (purrsonally) to reduce global warming and the disintegration of the glaciers in Antarctica?

                              The above questions do not specifically have to be covered, but I hope they will get you started thinking about how you would approach your own scientific study of that land at the bottom of the planet, some of the threats it faces, and how it’s not just a big block of ice with penguins on it." 1 month ago

                            • Denmaster posted an update in the group Group logo of AntarcticaAntarctica 1 month ago

                              Post your homework essays in this group.

                              • Raz replied 1 month ago
                                Thanks Denmaster. I’ll work on mine tomorrow.
                                • I’ll work on mine tomorrow.
                                  • We will do ours tomorrow too thanks
                                    • Chip replied 1 month ago
                                      Denmaster, thanks for arranging this, and thanks for the homework assignment. You want us to think!! I think! This will be interesting to write, and to read what every one else writes!! Pawsum!!
                                        • I want to give credit to Angel Scouts Felix and Maggie who recommended this presentation…thanks, guys!
                                        • Anya and I will work on ours together. We will give this a lot of thought. I was disappointed that me did not get to see more of the neat animals that live in the cold. It was interesting to see how much scientific studying was being done.
                                        • Denmaster posted an update in the group Group logo of AntarcticaAntarctica 1 month ago

                                          Here’s the Homework:

                                          If you were recruited to be a scientist in Antarctica tomorrow, what would you do? Write a 250-ish-word essay that may or may not include and is not limited to the following:

                                          What would you pack?
                                          What would you choose to study and why?
                                          Why aren’t there any polar bears?
                                          Would you prefer to be there at a time when it is dark…[Read more]

                                        • Gracie posted an update in the group Group logo of AntarcticaAntarctica 1 month ago

                                          I took a picture of Timmy attending tonight’s class. Oh what a cutie pie xooxo

                                          • Raz replied 1 month ago
                                            Timmy looked very content!!! Dad Pete was giving him pets the whole time.
                                            • Chip replied 1 month ago
                                              I was there, but just couldn’t get my video to work.
                                                • Oh no, I am sorry. Maybe you can catch it on U tube in a week. It was very scientific and loooooooooooooooooong.
                                              • Cat P posted an update in the group Group logo of AntarcticaAntarctica 1 month ago

                                                How about some snacks before we head home

                                              • Denmaster posted an update in the group Group logo of AntarcticaAntarctica 1 month ago

                                                First off, I believe a recording of the presentation will be available on FB; I\’ll follow up on that. If you have questions, you can email them: info@mainecoastislands.org .

                                              • Cat P posted an update in the group Group logo of AntarcticaAntarctica 1 month ago

                                                Do we have homework?

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