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New Posts at “Unarctica”

Just a quick note to let you know there are two new entries on my “Unarctica” blog for middle-graders.  Written from the viewpoints of two middle-schoolers, these posts are about Mom’s angst concerning letting her child go off on an icebreaker voyage for a month, and about the awesome radio-controlled airplane the engineering team will use for aerial photography and GPS tracking of icebergs.  Join the fun!

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Thanks to Nancy Etchemendy for this post:
In the darkness of Antarctic winter, a team of scientists on a lonely icebreaker will soon explore the mysterious icebergs of the Weddell Sea, with a twist. Children are invited. Global warming in the Antarctic has recently caused ancient ice shelves to shatter into thousands of free-drifting icebergs that affect the air, the water, and possibly Earth’s climate in complex, unknown ways. As the NSF-funded researchers seek answers, award-winning YA and children’s writer Nancy Etchemendy will recount each day’s events via daily posts to two blogs for different age groups (teens and middle-graders).  Readers can ask questions and receive answers while the expedition is at sea, May 31 - June 30.

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