Live from Antarctica is a co-production of Maryland Public Television and Geoff Haines-Stiles Productions, in association withWTTW/Chicago. The New Explorers joins MPT to present Program 3, "Spaceship SouthPole," which links Antarctica with Chicago, Virginia and Hawaii. The New Explorers is a co-production of WTTW/Chicago and Kurtis Productions Ltd.
Live from Antarctica is made possible, in part, by support from the National Science Foundation (which funds and manages the United States Antarctic Program), the Information Infrastructure Technology and Applications Program of NASA's Office of High Performance Computing and Communications, NASA's Education Division, NASA's Office of Life and Microgravity Sciences, PBS K-12 Learning Services and PBS ONLINE, and the U.S. Department of Energy.
Prentice Hall School Division is the official education publisher of the print version of the Live from Antarctica Teacher's Guide.
Additional support comes from the Center for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica (CARA); the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago; NASA's K-12 Internet Initiative, the NASA Science Internet, NASA Spacelink; NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration); PBS ONLINE's Learning Link, and ASA (Antarctic Support Associates), NSF's contractor for field operations.
Satellite uplinks and other production assistance are provided by the Hawaii Department of Education (Office of Information and Telecommunication Services), the University of Hawaii and KHET, Hawaii Public Television; "H-E-B" Satellite in the Classroom, KRGV Weslaco and the McAllen Independent School District, Texas; the University of Virginia Curry School of Education and the Charlottesville Public Schools; and KUAC-TV/School of Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska, North Star Borough School District, North Star Educational Network, Barrow, Alaska.
Live From Antarctica Project Staff
Project Director & Executive ProducerGeoffrey Haines-Stiles
Executive in Charge of Production for GHSPErna Akuginow
For Maryland Public TelevisionRaymond K. K. Ho, President and CEO James Abbott, Esq. General Counsel Gail Porter Long, Vice President, Education & Telecommunications Carol Wonsavage, Promotion and Publicity Steve Reverand, Coordinating Producer George R. Benaman II, Production Manager
For WTTW/Chicago and The New ExplorersEd Menaker and Bill Kurtis
Curriculum & Classroom Activities Development TeamPat Haddon, Grade 6 science teacher, Summit Middle School, New Jersey April Keck Lloyd, 3rd grade/Educational Technology, Burnley-Moran Elementary, Charlottesville, Virginia Patty Miller, Kid Science Teleschool Teacher, Hawaii Department of Education Margaret Riel, Ph.D., Interlearn, Encinitas, California James S. Sweitzer, Ph. D., Center for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica, Chicago, Illinois Jan Wee, Library Media Director, West Salem Middle School, West Salem, Wisconsin April S. Whitt, Fernbank Science Center, Atlanta, Georgia Bruce "Chip" Daley, Clark Country School District, Las Vegas, Nevada
National Advisory BoardJoseph D. Exline, V-QUEST Project Director, Virginia Department of Education, Virginia Dale Andersen, Exobiologist, NASA Ames Research Center, California Nancy Attinger Greely, Catholic Television Network, San Francisco, California Camille Moody Jennings, NASA Education Division, Langley Research Center, Virginia John Rummel, Marine Biological Laboratories, Woods Hole, Massachusetts
NASA K-12 Internet InitiativeDavid Dobervich, Gunn High School Jennifer Sellers, Sterling Software Marc Siegel Chris Tanski
PBS Online & Learning LinkCindy Johanson Francis Thompson
NASA SpacelinkBill Anderson Flint Wild
ProducersDeane Rink (Antarctica) Richard Dowling (US)
Field Video/Telecommunications CrewCharles Kramer Brian Igelman Thom Stone Roxanne Streeter
Project DevelopmentMarcie Setlow, Setlow Media Inc. Neal Brodsky