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Shakira Brown-Petit

Shakira is a middle school science teacher from the Harlem Children's Zone Promise Academy. She traveled to a remote Antarctic field camp called Offshore New Harbor to work as an educator doing webcasts and video conferences with students back in the U.S.

Shakira Brown-Petit traveled to and worked at a remote Antarctic field camp called Offshore New Harbor as an educator with Dr. Stephen Pekar's Offshore New Harbor Expedition. The Offshore New Harbor team conducted seismic and gravity surveys as part of an effort to study Antarctica's distant past. The goal of the Offshore New Harbor (ONH) Project is to study sediments deposited in Antarctica during the Greenhouse World. The team lived and worked on the sea ice in tents for approximately 35 to 40 days. It is from this extremely remote location that Shakira Brown-Petit did webcasts and video conferencing to teach students about what the team is learning from their work as part of the ARISE program (ANDRILL Research Immersion for Science Educators). More information on Antarctica's past transition from "Greenhouse World" to "Icehouse World" can be found here.
The Offshore New Harbor project is a program of ANDRILL (ANtarctic geological DRILLing). As described on their website, ANDRILL is "a multinational collaboration comprised of more than 200 scientists, students, and educators from five nations (Germany, Italy, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States) to recover stratigraphic records from the Antarctic margin using Cape Roberts Project (CRP) technology. The chief objective is to drill back in time to recover a history of paleoenvironmental changes that will guide our understanding of how fast, how large, and how frequent were glacial and interglacial changes in the Antarctica region."