What's it like doing research at the top of the world? A new podcast on Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears, an online magazine for K-5 teachers, gives a glimpse into the world of polar science. INSTAARs Detlev Helmig (research scientist), Jacques Hueber (professional scientist), and Brie Van Dam (graduate student) share their stories of working in subzero temperatures on the Greenland ice sheet to gather climate data in "Of Snow Forts and Frostbite: Learning to Work (and Play) at the Poles: Podcast Episode 11."
The podcast links to the Atmospheric Research Laboratory website, including pictures of the Greenland camp.
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears is the project of an interdisciplinary team from Ohio State University, College of Education and Human Ecology; the Ohio Resource Center for Mathematics, Science, and Reading; Byrd Polar Research Center; COSI (Center for Science and Industry) Columbus; the Upper Arlington Public Library; and the National Science Digital Library (NSDL) Core Integration team at Cornell University and University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). The podcast was created by science educator Stephanie Chasteen.