Update #1 — 3 March 2016
hi friends and family!
I have a wonderful opportunity to go on a scientific expedition to Antarctica in December 2016. I would like to share this experience with as many people as possible to raise awareness of global climate change and what we can do about it.
I’ve attached a flyer about the object of the expedition which is to teach women who are already scientists leadership skills so they can more readily step up to the leadership table and have a say in decision making processes around the world. Antarctica is really only a backdrop for this – it could be held anywhere – but the lure of Antarctica has drawn out a top notch group of 78 women who are squeezing this year-long leadership course into our already busy schedules. We have meet monthly by phone hookup, by Facebook conversations and are working in group projects using cloud computing.
Already I have learned so much, and haven’t yet met one single person who will be on the voyage face to face!!
There will be a documentary film crew covering the journey and following a select few individuals in depth. There is a university in Tasmanina, Australia conducting longitudinal research on the changes to women who participate in the leadership program. Some of the faculty will be on the shop with us, and others will be filmed prior to the voyage and will appear via video link during the voyage.
This flyer asks for financial support for my trip costs, airfares, equipment and my half of the ship hire costs. The organisers are funding the other half of the cost of the voyage and leadership training through sponsorships and donations. But I want you, if you’re interested, to share this trip with me in whatever way you want to. You don’t have to donate money, but please do let me know if you want to hear more about our trip and follow us along the way.
and please share this email and flyer with any friends you think will be interested!
right now I’ve got a 3 yr old niece and 6 yr old nephew dressing me in a tiara to send me off from Australia on my trip to San Diego to see my mother Kay and father Lowell and wife Bea! so I’d better sign off.