In January 2012, Justine Wild, age 14, embarked upon an expedition-of-a-lifetime.
Justine, a petite and resourceful Grade Nine student from Kamloops, British Columbia, joined 60 other teenagers from around the world, crossing the perilous waters of the Drake Passage to the Western Antarctic Peninsula.

My outreach and educational activities (funded, in large part, by the AAPG Foundation) played a role in Justine’s decision to travel to the Bottom of the World. During the past 20 months, I’ve encouraged Justine and others to follow their dreams, and I’ve provided them with an Antarctic road map to make it happen.

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