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A patch stitched to a backpack speaks volumes about how attitudes have changed over the years about women in Antarctica. 50 Years Of Women In Antarctica
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Wednesday October 23, 2019

Fifty years ago, four female researchers traveled to the McMurdo Dry Valleys, opening the door for women to work on the frozen continent. Last week, The Byrd Polar Research and Climate Center hosted a special Women in Antarctica symposium to commemorate.
Caitlin Scarano sits overlooking the penguin colony at Cape Royds. The Reality and Revisioning of Antarctica
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Monday April 08, 2019

Antarctica is often thought of as a wilderness, both by people who have never been to the continent and people who have worked and lived there for years. Writer Caitlin Scarano wants to challenge the very notion of wilderness. Scarano, who received her doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in December, spent four weeks at McMurdo Station and its surroundings. While there, she met with members of the McMurdo community to gather their stories and hear their impressions of the southernmost continent.

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