Think South: How We Got Six Men and Forty Dogs Across Antarctica
Chapter 12: The Children
“Will, listen to me. The kids were overwhelmingly supportive.” I told him about their amazing letters and pictures. One had written, ”I cried when I heard that Tim had died. He was my favorite. It must be hard to imagine finishing the expedition without him.” Another sent words of encouragement: “One time I had a dog who died, so I know how much it hurts. I know that it might even make you give up. But you have to find the courage to keep going. Please. I know you can do it.” Tim’s death was a learning experience for the kids, I assured him. Will quickly brushed away the tears.
COOL STUFF FOR READERS
Article: Chicago Tribune article about students meeting Geoff Somers following the expedition, September 1990.
Website: Climate Generation, formerly the Will Steger Foundation
Video: Cool “mash-up” video from the Will Steger Foundation
Website: Dan Buettner's Blue Zones
Website: Center for Global Environmental Education at Hamline University, founded by Will Steger and Jennifer Gasperini
FaceBook Community: Polar Educators International
FaceBook Community: Antarctica Day FaceBook page, teachers share their students' study of Antarctica.
Educational materials: Classroom Antarctica, materials developed by the Australian Antarctic Division.
Educational materials: Teaching materials from the US Antarctic Program.
Educational materials: Discovering Antarctica, from the British Antarctic Survey.