A local science teacher who spent 9 “summer” seasons working in Antarctica at both Palmer Station and McMurdo paid a visit to Lower Elementary students who have been studying the continent for several weeks. He was impressed with the students’ knowledge of Antarctica.
Jay Fields first went to Antarctica to research krill, but eventually went on to manage the science labs for the National Science Foundation. He also helped design and set up the research lab at McMurdo. He has spent the last 27 years as science teacher. He is now retired from teaching and visiting Antarctica, but he is passionate about sharing his knowledge and love for the continent.