University of Wisconsin-Madison

Connect your classroom to scientists and specialists at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station


Hear first-hand what is like to live and work in one of the most extreme environments on Earth. Learn what people are doing at the South Pole to transform the ice into biggest and strangest telescope in the world. See the wide-range of talent it takes to develop and a run a project at the South Pole.

The Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC) is offering connections with your K-12 classroom to scientists, technicians, graduate students, and support personnel at the National Science Foundation run South Pole Station.

IceCube is a neutrino astronomy experiment, but our South Pole team is prepared to engage students on topics like:

  • • working in the extreme Antarctic environment
  • • the challenges of construction at the South Pole
  • • computer science
  • • understanding the Antarctic Treaty
  • • general topics in innovation, technology, and science
  • Wednesday, Jan. 15 • 11AM CST
  • Thursday, Jan. 23 • 10AM CST

Sign your classroom up for one of the sessions using the form below. For questions please contact Megan at 608-890-0548 or by email: megan.madsen@icecube.wisc.edu.