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Colgate professor Amy Leventer and Parishville-Hopkinton science teacher Glenn Clark are preparing to explore the Totten Glacier System in Antarctica next month. Photo:  Todd Moe
Colgate professor Amy Leventer and Parishville-Hopkinton science teacher Glenn Clark are preparing to explore the Totten Glacier System in Antarctica next month. Photo: Todd Moe

Parishville-Hopkinton teacher to study ice, environment in Antarctica

A North Country high school science teacher is preparing for a trek to Antarctica this winter to study climate change. Parishville-Hopkinton wilderness studies and biology teacher Glenn Clark is one of 17 teachers selected from across the country to work with the Arctic Research Consortium's PolarTREC program. He'll be living and working aboard an ice breaker from late January through early March of next year.

Todd Moe talks with Clark, and his mentor, Amy Leventer from Colgate University, about the trip to the Totten Glacier System on the eastern Antarctica coast -- one of the most remote, uncharted regions of the world.  Go to full article
Laura Von Rosk's <i>Mt. Coleman</i>.  The gallery talk on Saturday at Tannery Pond Community Center (4 pm) will include video work from filmmaker Hilary Hudson and musician Henry Kaiser.  Photo: Laura Von Rosk
Laura Von Rosk's Mt. Coleman. The gallery talk on Saturday at Tannery Pond Community Center (4 pm) will include video work from filmmaker Hilary Hudson and musician Henry Kaiser. Photo: Laura Von Rosk

Exploring art and science at the bottom of the world

An artist and a scientist will unveil a new exhibit Saturday afternoon at the Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek. AntARTica includes works by artist Laura Von Rosk and cell biologist Sam Bowser. The exhibit will include Von Rosk's landscape paintings and Bowser's watercolor paintings of tiny, single-celled organisms called Foraminifera that live under the ice. The two were part of a team of biologists and artists that traveled to antarctica in 2011.

Todd Moe spoke with Bowser and Von Rosk about how artists and scientists can inspire each other and collaborate on projects.  Go to full article
Opening still: Inuit Knowledge & Climate Change
Opening still: Inuit Knowledge & Climate Change

"Poles Apart" Winterlude's look at the Arctic and Antarctica

Winterlude, Ottawa's big winter festival, kicked off last Friday and runs through February 21st.

While the best-know activities center around outdoor fun, there are indoor events too - including a focus on the Arctic and Antarctica.

Margret Brady is the Programs & Communications Manager for The British Council, in Ottawa. Working with a number of co-sponsors, she's helped gather material that explains more about polar regions and why what happens there matters to us all. She spoke by phone with Lucy Martin.  Go to full article

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