2002-2003 Science Planning Summary

Scouting in Antarctica

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Project Indexes USAP Program overviews Station schedules & overviews Technical Events



NSF Contact:

Guy G. Guthridge
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22230
  Cooperative programs between the National Science Foundation and America's two major scouting organizations -- Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America -- sponsor a national competition every two years to select a scout for participation in the U.S. Antarctic Program.
  The goal is to acquaint the boy or girl scout with a variety of science disciplines and with career opportunities in polar research and operational support. The scout, through scouting publications and sites on their home pages, shares his or her Antarctic experience with the many other members of the two scouting groups. Inclusion of a scout in the USAP began when Paul Siple joined Richard E. Byrd's expedition 70 years ago.
  For the 2002-2003 field season, girl scout Amy Farrar of Silver Spring, Maryland has been selected. Ms. Farrar graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in 2001 where she developed an interest in science and government. While a senior she competed in a National Moot Court competition where she and her teammate won first place. Ms Farrar will delay her sophomore year at the University of Massachusetts for a semester in order to participate in the U.S. Antarctic Program.
  During the 2002-2003 field season, Ms. Farrar will work at McMurdo Station and South Pole Station from mid-October 2001 to mid- January 2002. She will participate in six science projects, which will take her to Mt. Erebus and the McMurdo Dry Valleys. Ms. Farrar will spend 10 to 14 days with each project, and will be an working member of the project teams, contributing to and learning from the science objectives. She may also work with selected work centers at McMurdo Station and Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station.

Amy Farrar
1425 Winding Waye Lane

Silver Spring, MD 20902

  Next season, the opportunity will go to a Boy Scout.



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