As part of IODP Expedition 341: South Alaska climate and tectonics on the JOIDES Resolution, we invite you to design a poster to showcase your knowledge of the legends of how mountains are formed and the natural processes that form them. Te Mata Peak in New Zealand and Mount Susitna in Alaska are the two case studies.  Entrants will use the resource kit below for research, although further study is suggested.

Image credit: Robert Forno

The winner will get some really cool prizes! 

Deadline: Friday 19 July.

Download the resource kit at the link below.

How to enter: 
Email the finished 11 X 17 version of your poster in PDF form to:

Entrants will be judged in three categories according to age group.  

  • 7 years old and under
  • 8-10 years old
  • 11-14 years old

The winner of each category will receive prizes including: a JR t-shirt, a BIG JR cookie cutter, and a very useful JR USB drive.  Winners names and their posters will be posted on the JR website



Contact Exp. 341 Education Officer Carol Larson  (currently on the JR ship at  for any questions or more information.