Public outreach and education is a big part of science. We visit schools, work with writers to write magazine articles, invite teachers to come to the field with use. These are a selection of our bigger outreach efforts. We also have a blog.

Links to other outreach activities by explore ice group members                              Colors of Nature                         Radiolab

G-K12 Program

Joe Kennedy participated in the G-K12 program as part of his PhD, which embeds graduate student in classrooms for an entire year to work side-by-side with a teacher.


PolarTrek connects teachers with science teams to provide teachers hands-on field experience in the Arctic or Antarctic. For the WAIS Divide field project in 2014/2015, Yamini Bala from Chicago will join our field team. She describes her experience on the PolarTrek website.

National Geographic

Erin was selected as a National Geographic Emerging Explorer in 2013. Through National Geographic, she gives presentations, contributes to educational material, answers questions from the media, and much more.

Wings WorldQuest

Erin is a fellow of Wings WorldQuest and winner of the 2007 Earth Award. Wings is an organization that celebrates past and current women explorers and inspires girls and young women to become future explorers.



Recent Classroom Visits

March 2015, Yamini Bala, PolarTrec teacher, and I visited the Deerfield Montessori School.