Arctic Videoconference

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Salk Middle School students in Paul Zaratin’s and Douglas Neu’s science research classes participated in a videoconference with Jean Pennycock, who spoke from Antarctica about her research on penguins.

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Salk Middle School science research students Emily Zhang and Nick Logozzo asked penguin researcher Jean Pennycock questions about her research during a videoconference through the Denver Museum of Science and Nature.

Sponsored by the Denver Museum of Science and Nature, the Scientist in Action: Living With Penguins in Antarctica Program gave students a real-world perspective on careers in research, as well as further knowledge about the penguin habitat and a part of the world that people rarely visit. In addition, Salk Middle school was one of only a handful of schools across the nation given the opportunity to ask Pennycock questions about her research.

In addition to witnessing penguin behavior during a live feed, the students learned more about a researcher’s view on global learning, what it is like to live on Antarctica while performing research, and how Pennycock plans on tracking the penguins during the winter.

 

 

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