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Glenn McClure travels the world, seeking the musical voice of the Earth. He listens to the natural world and the people who study it and live within it. From camping on the Ross Ice Shelf of Antarctica to hiking the Volcanos of Hawai’i, Glenn searches for the place where science and beauty meet. His music and inspirational speeches energize those who care for the planet.

He currently serves as a faculty member at Paul Smiths College. His compositions have enjoyed a wide audience in the US and abroad.

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Our Lady of the Snows

Our Lady of the Snows

Hut Point It is a balmy -4 degrees F today. I never thought I would ever say that I feel warm in this temperature, but after two weeks in much colder temperatures, this feels quite comfortable. I took a walk today to visit two crosses outside of McMurdo. The first cross, found at the end…

Holding Pattern

Holding Pattern

Nov 1, 2016 Our team is in a holding pattern. After completing all our survival training last week and double checking our gear this week, we have been waiting for the weather on the Ross Ice Shelf to clear. Once it clears, an advance team will go out to establish the layout of the camp,…

What Lies Beneath

What Lies Beneath

October 30, 2016 Hanging out with scientists is really fun. I spent the afternoon with a team studying sea spiders. They dive under the 8-foot thick ice sheet to observe the behavior of spiders that seem to grow bigger in the cold water than their counterparts do in more temperate and tropical waters. The Antarctic…

Frankenstein on the Ice

Frankenstein on the Ice

Halloween Party in Antarctica Early Halloween Party here at McMurdo last night. It seemed better to have the party on the weekend, with a busy week of science work kicking off on Monday. My two favorite costumes were… Full-body pajamas with a Chicago Cubs logo-I wasn’t sure if the fellow wore it as a Cubs…

A Continent for All Nations

A Continent for All Nations

Big news yesterday! Cheers erupted after news broke that the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources has designated 600,000 square miles of the Southern Ocean as the “Ross Sea Marine Protected Area.” It is the largest marine protected area on the planet.

15 Souls

15 Souls

Oct 28, 2016 Dr. Gordon Hamilton died in a crevasse accident last week. Gordon was 50 years old. He worked as a climate scientist at the University of Maine for many years and became a fixture of the McMurdo community. We put the busy life of the station on “pause” for a simple, joyous memorial…

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