Island to Ice 2013 is an Antarctic themed educational blog that tracks the adventures of scientists from Ward Island, Corpus Christi, Texas to the frozen continent of Antarctica. Island to Ice links Antarctic researchers from the Harte Research Institute (HRI) (a part of Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi) and Texas A&M University to students from Texas, other parts of the USA and New Zealand, Anyone is welcome to participate by reading the journal and asking questions.
Two of the IslandtoIce scientists - Andrew Klein and Steve Sweet - are making a trip to Palmer Station on the Antarctic Pennisula from November 4th to May 21st. They will post blogs to the website as they can and also post short comments to the new facebook page at www.facebook.com/IslandtoIce.
From November 11-December 11th, 2013, four IslandtoIce scientists visited McMurdo Station, Antarctica and their blogs are also available.
IslandtoIce enables students to interact with researchers while they are conducting research in Antarctica by asking questions by email, viewing online journal entries written in Antarctica and through classroom visits prior to and after the trip.
Island to Ice 2013 is a continuation of earlier IslandtoIce projects that were run from 2004 to 2012. These earlier projects can be viewed at our project's companion research-focused website at http://antarctica.geog.tamu.edu/blogs.html.