Jean has been a science teacher for 20 years. In that time she has served to promote science education and excellence at all levels encouraging students to continue a higher education and pursue science related careers. Her first trip to Antarctica was in 1999 when she joined a team from New Mexico Institute of Technology and Mines doing research on Mt Erebus, the only active volcano in Antarctica. In addition to being an active part of the research team, Jean connected what the scientists were doing over the Internet to classrooms across the country. Jean posted 200 digital pictures and journal entries online for students to read and respond to. From December 2006 to January 2007, Jean returns to create a documentary on how Adelie Penguins are altering their behavior and population dynamics in response to global climate change. During this time, Jean will be sending online postcards to Windows to the Universe about her experiences in Antarctica.
Take a look at Jean’s reports by visiting Postcards from the Field: Antarctica!