Zoo Academy Program Leader Honored by National Science Foundation


Glen Schulte, science teacher in Hughes High School's Zoo Academy program, received the Antarctica Service Medal of the United States of America from the National Science Foundation's Deployment Specialist Group. The medal, which was established by Congress, recognizes Schulte for valuable contributions to exploration and scientific achievement under the U.S. Antarctic Program.

Schulte was among a team of scientists and educators who traveled to Antarctica for a six-week expedition to study Belgica antarctica, a completely terrestrial, wingless fly discovered to be the world's southernmost insect. The expedition was funded by the National Science Foundation's Polar Program through a three-year grant, and took place during the austral summer from December 28, 2006 to February 14, 2007.