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December 9, 2010
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I got to see penguins for the first time- and LOTS of them! I am so thankful to finally be here! I am at Palmer station in Antarctica!

Here is a picture from the shore of the Copa research station on King George Island- tons of Gentoo and Adelie penguins! If you look at the picture below, all of the dark spots on the beach are actually penguins!

lots_of_penguins_in_the_distance
Photo Credit: JennaLuek


It has been 10 days since I left Pittsburgh to begin this journey.

All of the incoming scientists and science support staff had to go through a few days of orientation at Palmer station in Antarctica! We learned all about what life on station was going to be like- meals, sleeping arrangements, recreation activities (like skiing on the glacier!), where we could go, and all sorts of other things.

My favorite part of orientation was learning how to drive the boats, called zodiacs, which we would be using for our research.

As part of learning how to drive the boats, we had to practice “man overboard drills,” where someone falls in to the water and we practice pulling them out!

Picture Below: Here is fellow scientist in the water as part of the man overboard drills ready to be pulled out!

scientist_overboard in Antarctica
Photo Credit: JennaLuek

 

Week #3 Challenge: Find something in nature that you don’t know much about and take a picture (or two!) of it. Then find out five interesting things about it and post the pictures and your findings!

 

Thanks, Jenna, for this uber cool study – you are amazing.

Ready iTwixie girls? Take Jenna’s challenge: send in a picture and 5 interesting things about your “something in nature” and iTwixie will send you a STEM t-shirt!!

U GO GIRLS!

 

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