IT’S been six months since Northcote scientist Samantha Grover stepped foot in Antarctica. But the experience is something she’ll never forget.
“The lack of colour in the landscape struck me,” she said. “It was all white, black and grey.
“It is so uninhabited, so you feel smaller and more connected to your surroundings. You develop a real reverence for the environment.”
The La Trobe University research fellow was one of 76 women to take part in the three-week Homeward Bound trip, a leadership training program for women in science.
“The experience was life changing. It was so valuable,” Dr Grover said.
The 2019 program will take applications later this year.
(First published in the Northcote Leader on June 28th 2017)