Kelly Carroll, geologist with POLENET
Courtesy of Kelly Carroll
Kelly Carroll is a geologist for The Polar Earth Observing Network (POLENET).
Kelly grew up backpacking and hiking in the Appalachian Mountains. Interested in the outdoors, he was curious how the great vistas he was seeing were created. Kelly decided to change from a successful career in the corporate world to pursue an undergraduate degree in environmental geology.
After years with the US Geological Survey, Kelly decided to pursue a graduate degree in hydrogeology at The Ohio State University, where his interest in polar research began. He studied lake ice in Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Then Kelly discovered an interest in teaching and sharing science with the public and decided to change his career from doing science research to educating students and the public about the polar regions.
Kelly has worked for the National Park Service as a park ranger in the largest national park in the United States - Wrangell-St. Elias. His experience with educating visitors on the parks geology and glaciers solidified his interest in polar education.
Last modified November 24, 2008 by Lisa Gardiner.
Shop Windows to the Universe Science Store!
Our online store
includes issues of NESTA's quarterly journal, The Earth Scientist
, full of classroom activities on different topics in Earth and space science, ranging from seismology
, rocks and minerals
, and Earth system science
You might also be interested in:
Kelly Carroll is a geologist for The Polar Earth Observing Network (POLENET). Kelly grew up backpacking and hiking in the Appalachian Mountains. Interested in the outdoors, he was curious how the great...more
Greetings. This is my first official day at McMurdo Station, the main US research base in Antarctica. I am very excited to start bringing you the stories of POLENET science and what life is like as we...more
This is my 10th year with the Anchorage School District as a science teacher, currently working with K-12 teachers around the district rather than in a classroom. My most recent classroom time was as a...more
Thomas Edison was an American inventor who lived between 1847-1931. He patented 1093 inventions in his life, including the incandescent light bulb, which provided a practical means of electical lighting...more
Williamina Paton Stevens Fleming was a Scottish-American astronomer who lived from 1857-1911. She discovered 10 of the 24 novae then known. Novae are stars whose brightness suddenly increases then slowly...more
Jocelyn Bell is a British astronomer who was born in 1943. She discovered pulsars in 1967. Burnell was a graduate student at Cambridge University when she discovered pulsars. Her advisor, Tony Hewish,...more
This expedition has been an exciting adventure for the whole family. Every day started by waking up with the sunrise, diving during the day, contemplating the sunset and working on the project. Being in...more