Team LCE completes Antarctica Expedition & Native Youth Payton Sierra wins Bryce Courtney Award from 2041 Foundation

Team LCE went to Antarctica in April of 2016 with the IAE Expedition led by Robert Swan, and  considered the journey a tremendous success. LCE youth representative Payton Sierra reported that she left Antarctica with enthusiasm to share her experiences with youth in her community, and also to learn more about environmental sciences! During the course of […]

Antarctica Post #4: Deception Island

March 17, 2016 ~by Maggie Dunne and Payton Sierra Today is the day! Our first day on land! We woke up early to witness the ship’s entrance to Deception Island – one of the South Shetland Islands. We were thrilled and could hardly wait to get our feet on solid ground. We departed from our […]

ANTARCTICA Post #3: We’ve Arrived!

by Maggie Dunne and Payton Sierra March 16, 2016 WE ARE OFFICIALLY IN ANTARCTICA TERRITORY! FINALLY! WE MADE IT! We are now passing the South Shetland Islands, and tomorrow will be our first arrival on shore! We are ready! We learned that despite the extreme conditions, Antarctica has abundant wildlife. The sea is full of […]