29 October, 2004
We had a great time talking to the students of 7C1 this morning. While it was 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Newport, it was 3:30 a.m. Friday here! Dave Bresnahan, who is the National Science Foundation representative here at McMurdo, and has been here for 33 years, got up to join the broadcast. So did John Deaton, a teacher who is currently working as a driver here at McMurdo and working on communicating with school groups. Also present as an observer was Jean Pennycook, who coordinates the education programs here at McMurdo. She came here as a TEA (Teachers Experiencing Antarctica) in the 1999/2000 season and worked on a project studying Mt. Erebus. Her web journals from that experience can be seen at: tea.rice.edu/tea_pennycookfrontpage.html.
I did a few things in the lab, went to breakfast at 5:30, then back to bed for a few hours. I went to check the flight board on the way to lunch - flight delayed 24 hours. Returning from lunch, I was happy to find that the team had returned. We loaded the equipment from the sling load onto a pickup truck to be returned to various places around town. Jennifer, Kathy, Bob, and I went to the Berg Field Center (BFC) to return the camping equipment. The BFC holds all the field camp equipment - from tents and sleeping bags to kitchen gear.
While we were there, Kathy remembered that there was some good art to include on her web update, so I took some pictures.
We unpacked the tents and sleeping bags and hung them up to dry. They will be used again when the team goes over to New Harbor on the other side of McMurdo Sound.
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