WVII reports on latest ‘Follow A Researcher’ expedition to Antarctica

WVII (Channel 7) reported K–12 students in Maine and around the country will be able to connect to a University of Maine graduate student during an expedition to Antarctica as part of the UMaine Cooperative Extension 4-H’s Follow a Researcher® program. The program, now in its fourth year, is designed to give students a glimpse into a student scientist’s world by providing live expedition updates and facilitating communication between the youth and scientist. Through Nov. 10, participants can watch Lynn Kaluzienski, a graduate student at UMaine’s Climate Change Institute, conduct research in the field. Greg Kranich and Laura Wilson, 4-H science youth development professionals at UMaine, spoke with WVII about Kaluzienski’s research and using the latest technology to keep students connected with her in real time.