Salem Museum Speaker Series: “Cool Off With An Antarctic Adventure!”  

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Judith Painter enjoys the company of a few penguins.

Judith Painter, an eighth grade geography teacher at Andrew Lewis Middle School, was one of just 40 educators worldwide chosen last year for a prestigious honor—and a remarkable opportunity. As a Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow, she was awarded a trip to Antarctica, giving her direct, hands-on field experience to share in her classroom and with the community.

On Monday, August 19 at 7 pm, Painter will introduce the wildlife she encountered—penguins, whales, and albatross—and share the wonder of the polar landscape.  Her talk will include the story of humans in Antarctica throughout history. Learn about the whaling outposts, Cape Horn, the Yahgan, the Antarctic stations, and the loss of the Larsen ice shelf and others.

In addition to teaching, Painter is a member of the Museum’s Board of Directors. Her talk is free and open to the public.