Originally titled Engaging Antarctica, the project goes by the name, Antarctica's Climate Secrets.
NOVA Production: Michael Farrell, NET Television Production Manager, serves as project PI. Mr. Farrell manages NET's 40-person television production division. NET's recent productions for PBS have included two episodes of NOVA (Ancient Refuge in the Holy Land, 2004; and Buried in Ash, 1994) and the American Experience episode Monkey Trial (2002), which received the George Foster Peabody Award and the Writers Guild of America Award. Contact Michael Farrell
NET senior producer Gary Hochman has produced and written three NOVA productions: Ancient Refuge in the Holy Land, Buried in Ash, and Edgerton and His Incredible Seeing Machines. He also produced the award-winning Wonderwise videos and documentaries for PBS and the Discovery Channel. Contact Gary Hochman
The Flexhibit received funding from the International Polar Year (IPY) Program of the United States National Science Foundation. The project is part of an effort to educate Earth's citizens about the importance of our planet's polar regions. Content for the Flexhibit features ANDRILL—ANtarctic geology DRILLing—a group of scientists from the United States, New Zealand, Italy, and Germany who are studying sedimentary rocks around Antarctica in order to understand the history and future of climate changes in the Southern Hemisphere.
The Flexhibit banners were designed by staff at the University of Nebraska State Museum in Lincoln, NE, in consultation with ANDRILL scientists. The activities were developed by LuAnn Dahlman, from the Center for Earth and Space Science Education at TERC in Cambridge, MA.
Judy Diamond, Ph.D., serves as co-PI and outreach coordinator. She created the NSF-funded Explore Evolution and the award-winning Wonderwise series. She is professor and curator of informal science education at the University of Nebraska State Museum. Contact Judy Diamond
LuAnn Dahlman serves as a co-PI for the project. During project development, she worked as a member of the staff of TERC. She now serves as an educational specialist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Program Office. Contact LuAnn Dahlman
Activity materials were developed by LuAnn Dahlman of TERC. Larry Kendall of Kendall Consulting served as the book designer. Banners were developed by Angie Fox and Judy Diamond at the University of Nebraska State Museum. Podcasts were developed by Megan Berg of Megan Berg Consulting. The NOVA documentary was developed by WGBH Boston in collaboration with Michael Farrell and Gary Hochman at NET Television (PBS).
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. ESI-0632175. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).