Antarctica to the Adirondacks:
The Ice Lady’s Amazing Journey
June 15 7pm
Hear how Michele Cross turned her love of science into a lifelong adventure. After a seven-week research expedition to Antarctica, this special education teacher was selected to work with NASA scientists studying ice and snow in the Adirondacks. At Corning-Painted Post High School she developed a science course for struggling readers and writers and continues sharing her knowledge with fishermen and science enthusiasts around the Keuka Lake area of upstate New York.
Michele Cross teaches a collaborative, hands-on class called “Life, Literature, and Science at the Poles.” A passionate educator for 34 years, you can otherwise find her hiking, cycling, kayaking, snowshoeing, and simply enjoying the outdoors. Throughout winter, “The Ice Lady” collects frozen samples and teaches the local community what her findings reveal. With retirement approaching, she hopes to add actual ice fishing to her list of outdoor activities.