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A team of scientists from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science
(VIMS) is studying the presence of persistent organic pollutants
(POPs) in the Antarctic. Use the links to the left to find out more
about POPs, the team, and the different places where the scientists
are working. In January-February 2002, Susan Cowles will travel
with the VIMS scientists to Palmer Station on the Antarctic Peninsula.
Susan, an adult basic skills instructor from Oregon,will post a
daily report so you can be there with the team as they study POPs.In
addition, this site contains learning activities that you can use
to find out how scientists think and work.