Island to Ice 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 researchers in the College of Geosciences at Texas A&M University-College Station to students from Texas, other parts of the USA and New Zealand, Anyone is welcome to participate by reading the journal and asking questions.
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. Please email us if your class would be interestesd in talking with us.
Currently, three IslandtoIce scientists are making a trip to Palmer Station on the Antarctic Pennisula. The three scientists are Terry Palmer from Texas A&M Corpus Christi and Steve Sweet and Andrew Klein from Texas A&M Universtiy College Station. They will Punta Arenas, Chile, on April 7th and take the Laurence M. Gould to Palmer Station; the trip takes 4-5 days. They will leave Palmer Station on approximately May 7th. You can track the ship's progress from this website.
The three Island to Ice scientists will post blogs to the website as they can and also post short comments to the new facebook page at www.facebook.com/IslandtoIce.