Title: All Aboard Antarctica An Overview of a Three Week Science
Date: From 1/24/2017 to 1/24/2017
From 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Kim Hankins, Director of Sustainability
MCC Luecht Conference Center
This lecture is a unique opportunity to hear about an exciting adventure to Antarctica in the name of science & education. The lecture features Betty Trummel, exhibition participant and retired School District #47 educator, who will have just returned from Antarctica. On December 2, 2016, Betty and 75 other women in science from around the world set sail on a three-week science and leadership expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula. The expedition is called Homeward Bound, and is taking place on board a ship named Ushuaia, named after its home port in Argentina.

Upon her return, Betty will provide us with the exciting details about the challenges and rewards of participating in science research and expeditions in Antarctica. She will talk about the role of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) in working in this remote, harsh and unique environment. Betty will also discuss how the earth's polar regions are important areas where scientists study climate change and how the ecosystems on both land and water are impacted by a warming earth.

This event is sponsored by the MCC Sustainability Center, MCC College & Career Readiness, the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County and the Citizens' Climate Lobby- McHenry County Chapter.

Follow the crew aboard the Ushuaia at: