What Will Happen to Penguins and Other Antarctic Animals: Evidence of Climate Change in Antarctica From a Marine Perspective
Educator and Researcher Class Partners:
Ms. Patrícia Fialho Azinhaga and Dr. José Xavier
Researcher: Dr. José Xavier, PhD performs research at University of Coimbra (Portugal) and British Antarctic Survey (UK). Dr. Xavier is an Antarctic marine biologist, working with food webs from algae to top predators, such as penguins, seals and albatrosses. Working with colleagues from more than 20 countries, Dr. Xavier is highly involved in science through SCAR (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research), education through APECS (Association of Early Career Scientists) and PEI (Polar Educators International), and policy-making through ATS (Antarctic Treaty System). José is the youngest scientist to be awarded the prestigious Martha T. Muse prize for excellence in Antarctic science an policy.
Educator: Patricia Azinhaga is a fellow reasearcher from the Education Institute of the University of Lisbon with a focus on promotion of a scientifically literate society through building a strong relationship between scientific research and science education. Now she is working on IRRESISTIBLE - a European project on teacher training, combining formal and informal learning focused on Responsible Research and Innovation, in which she integrated polar science. She and José have collaborated on a wide variety of outrecah initiatives about polar science since she took part in the last IPY (International Polar Year) activities as a science teacher. Patricia returned recently from a campaign in Antarctic where she had the opportunity to do geological work and a lot of outreach inititiatives for a wide range of public audiences. She has a degree in Geology from the University of Coimbra and a Masters in Science Education from the University of Lisbon.