Students' "Penguins" Travel to the Antarctic!

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Mrs. Seff's sixth and eighth grade science students' penguins took a trip to the Antarctic!  Mrs. Seff's students created original penguin artwork which was mailed to researchers from Texas A&M University prior to their departure last fall to the McMurdo Station in the Antarctic.  Michelle Brown, a PolarTREC educator that Mrs. Seff has worked with in research-related work in the Arctic, joined the expedition. That expedition was focused on the human impact in the Antarctic.  Every penguin the team received had a photo-op in the Antarctic.  Several Springs School penguins received feature photos in journals on the team's Arctic Research Consortium of the United States/National Science Foundation-sponsored website!  In addition to receiving photos of their penguins, students also took part in a question and answer session with the team, about South Pole living conditions, wildlife, as well as the research scientists were conducting. Pretty "cool!" If you'd like to check out the expedition team's journals and some student comments, visit: