She traveled to the far outreaches of Greenland to participate in the largest airborne survey of the Earth’s polar ice ever conducted and during her journey Parkland teacher Adeena Teres conducted live classroom discussions with students across the United States, including her own class at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

The high school biology teacher assisted in NASA’s “Operation IceBridge” collecting data on the movement, thickness and depth of polar ice, so that more can be learned about climate change and rising sea levels.

In recognition of her extraordinary passion for science and outstanding dedication to education, Broward County Commissioner Michael Udine will present Teres with a proclamation on Friday, June 2nd at 10:00AM at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, 5901 Pine Island Road in Parkland. The media is asked to check at the front office.  Ms. Teres will be available for interviews and has put together a visual presentation of her trip.  

Teres was selected to participate in the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States’ PolarTREC (Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating), a program in which K-12 teachers spend three to six weeks to participate in hands-on field research experiences in the polar regions. The goal of PolarTREC is to invigorate polar science education and understanding by bringing educators and polar researchers together.