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Women from around the world traveling to Antarctica to fight climate change

San Diego's own Dr. Jeanette McConnell is teaming up with 1,000 other women to take on the biggest challenge of our time.

SAN DIEGO — Dr. Jeanette McConnell of San Diego is packing her bags and heading to Antarctica next week. However, this isn't just a trip around the world - it's a trip to save the world.

“It’s a far-away land you think you can never reach,” she says.

McDonnell is teaming up with a group of 100 women in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, math, medicine) from around the world to combat climate change and plan for a more sustainable future. 

The revolutionary program is apart of Homeward Bound Projects, a 10-year initiative that will train and connect 1,000 women leaders in STEMM and empower women to fight climate change. 

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McConnell stopped by Morning Extra to demonstrate how her research with beer is impacting science outreach and helping the planet. It's tasty, too!

McConnell is raising the funds with Wavelength Brewery. If you're 21 or older, you can try her beer called "Polar Nights American Stout" on Thursday, Nov. 7 from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Gossip Grill on 1220 University Ave 

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