In late March 2009, sophomores from Old Colony’s Computer Information Technology (CIT) shop had the opportunity to hear Corey Wilson, an Acushnet man who graduated from New Bedford High School in 2004, talk about his adventures in the Dry Valleys of Antarctica. From November through February, the students from Karen Guenette’s sophomore computer class shared the adventure vicariously by following the Internet blog that Wilson created.
Corey earned a degree in environmental studies from the University of Colorado last year, and jumped at the chance to spend the austral summer studying glacial runoff on Earth’s southernmost continent. As part of the Long Term Ecological Resource Network, a study conducted under the auspices of the National Science Foundation, Wilson operated from a remote base camp at Lake Hoare in 77 degrees south latitude, in the land of the midnight sun.
The CIT students thoroughly enjoyed Corey’s presentation and stunning photographs of Antarctica.