Whales and Christmas Carole on the High Southern Seas

Whales and Christmas Carole on the High Southern Seas

By Eileen Ogintz ABOARD LE BOREAL (DAY 4) — What do you hear? “When you hear wind or the waves, that is pitch…that is music!” “Harmonica Mike” Stevens tells the kids aboard Le Boreal on the way to South Georgia Island. Stevens, from Ontario CA, doesn’t read a...
On the Southern Ocean, Dissecting a Squid is What You Do

On the Southern Ocean, Dissecting a Squid is What You Do

By Eileen Ogintz ABOARD LE BOREAL (DAY 3) — Who is brave enough to kiss a squid? “You’ll be grossed out but you can do it because you are scientists and explorers,” says Jeff Manker, a high school science teacher who is one of the two Young Explorer leaders on...
On a Cruise to Antarctica – 34 Kids and a Whole Lot of Enthusiasm

On a Cruise to Antarctica – 34 Kids and a Whole Lot of Enthusiasm

  By Eileen Ogintz “Heaps of Albatross,” reports Thomas, 13, from Melbourne, Australia. “Rockhopper penguins were jumping,” adds Marcos, 12, from Montclair, NJ. “Two whale spouts,” declares Ryan, 13, San Diego, CA. And it’s just the first day aboard Le Boreal...