Author: Ann Benson, Education Program Assistant

Expedition Into The Archive: Greenland Expedition 1988

Kristen’s previous post about the benefits of spending time outside brought to mind a beautiful passage that I discovered in Will’s journal from the end of his 1988 Greenland Expedition. Will reflects on the benefits of nature and how his time in the wilderness has shaped his outlook: “Pure air, water and silence are to […]

Expedition Into The Archive: Will’s Trans-Antarctic Journal

This week Will Steger and his entire international team will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of their Trans-Antarctica Expedition. This photo shows one of Will’s journals from the expedition, which contains logs of his daily experiences over the course of his journey across Antarctica. As I have been cataloguing the archives from this expedition, I […]

Expedition Into The Archive

Will Steger’s early journals contain a multitude of meticulous weather records. These records provide a great deal of data with which Will was able to chart weather trends and changes over the course of the seasons as well as the years. The photo of the data page shows one of Will’s many weather data tables. […]

Expedition Into The Archive

In Will Steger’s journals this week, I discovered a section detailing his observations of constellations. This particular entry initially attracted my interest due to the illustrations of the stars and the forms that the constellations represent. However, when I began to read what Will had written, I was struck by his reach into a variety […]

Expedition into the Archive

OUT OF THE VAULT:  Post 1 This series of blogs will feature what we discover as we catalog Will Steger’s archives.  Ann Benson, our new project assistant will be contributing to this weekly.  In addition, Climate Lessons will continue to feature other content useful to educators weekly. As the new Project Assistant with the Will […]