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Mission To Antarctica With Ms. Debbie

Mission to Antarctica with Ms. Debbie

Mission to Antarctica with Ms. Debbie

My name is Debbie Harner and I am the Lead Discovery Educator at the Living Arts & Science Center in Lexington, KY. On February 13, 2020 I will embark on a journey of a lifetime! Through a grant by the National Science Foundation and a partnership with the UK Entomology Department, I get to spend six weeks aboard a research vessel visiting Antarctica and the surrounding islands. Our research will focus on the continent’s largest terrestrial animal…the Antarctic Midge!

I hope you’ll join my mission to Antarctica by following my travels and experiences here, on this blog.

Teachers, parents and students, I encourage you to write me messages and questions and follow me on twitter @flyonthepole. I will even visit your classroom when I return to share my stories first-hand. Please email me at for more information.

Stay tuned. I’ll be off on my mission to Antarctica shortly and I hope you’ll be following along.

Get started learning about the Antarctic Midge:

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