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Authored  by Alessandra Salgado

 

What is a day like in the Homeward Bound leadership initiative in Antarctica? Accompanied by snowy peaks, today we had a workshop on leadership behaviors 💡, we took our curiosity about the impact of climate change to Goudier Island 🐧 and we learned about pioneering research being carried out at the Palmer Research Station in the United States based in Antarctica 🔎.

The day started with a workshop on the Life Styles Inventory (LSI) evaluation where we delved deeper into our styles of thinking and behaviour as leaders in professional and personal spheres.

Photo: Workshop on the Life Styles Inventory (LSI) evaluation. Credit: Alessandra Salgado

 

We continued with a boat trip to Goudier Island, where we had the opportunity to learn more about the vulnerability of elephant seals and Adelie penguins to climate change.

Photo: Goudier Island. Credit: Alessandra Salgado

 

Our afternoon concluded with an extraordinary visit to Palmer Station. The center is dedicated to the scientific observation and improvement of ecological trends. Its team addresses research in molecular biology, atmospheric chemistry, and physics, ocean acidification, sea ice, among others.

Photo: Palmer Station, Antarctica. Credit: Alessandra Salgado

 

The Homeward Bound leadership program is unique and transformational in nature. Together we seek to leverage our experience in STEMM 🧑‍🔬, and build solutions to climate change to preserve not only the icy continent but also our entire planet. 🌐