[Marker]Special: Antarctica Report!
Presented by National Science Foundation penguin researcher Jean Pennycook, with Melanie Kletter, Senior Editor, TIME For Kids, and Laura Blackburn, Associate Editor, TIME For Kids
Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time
Back by popular demand-TIME For Kids travels to Antarctica! In this special webinar, science teacher and National Science Foundation penguin researcher Jean Pennycook will broadcast live from the icy continent where she’ll report on her research and experience in the field.
She will also answer questions from students and teachers during her presentation. Educators can submit questions from their class when they register.
TFK editors will provide participants with background information on Antarctica to support learning about the continent. The TFK supplement Around the World: Antarctica will be available in Jan. 2015.
A TFK mini-site packed with information and resources about Antarctica – including maps, time lines, and historic photos of polar exploration – is available on our website. During the presentation, we will also provide printable worksheets and graphic organizers to support learning about the continent.
Educators can submit a question from their class when they register.
We hope you and your students will join us for this special event!
Jean Pennycook, National Science Foundation penguin researcher
Jean Pennycook has been a science teacher for more than 25 years in an urban school district in Fresno, California. She encourages her students to pursue careers in the STEM fields. Jean’s enthusiasm for the teaching is reflected in her many awards and accomplishments as an educator including: NASA teacher grants, Sierra Club Environmental Educator of the Year, NSF Teachers Experiencing Antarctica grant, and district, state and national level committees and boards. Over the past 9 years Jean has provided the excitement of discovery through an interactive website creating a virtual field trip to Antarctica and the AdÃ©lie penguin breeding colony on Ross Island. During the penguin breeding season from November to January, the penguin research team lives in a tent at Cape Royds and connects the experience to students around the world.
Elizabeth Frangella, Ed.D
Associate Superintendent for Curriculum