July 14, 2011 Baby Birds
Sorry for the delay in the journal. I spent Monday and Tuesday, both 11 hour days, on the tundra collecting data. I got a lot of reading done and for the 1 set of data I could sit inside and watch movies. However, by yesterday I was exhausted!
Tuesday afternoon when I went back to the old basin I looked for the bird's nest I had taken a picture of a few weeks ago. I was excited to find that the eggs had hatched and 4 little birds scurrying about on the tundra. They were hard to follow and get a picture of as they were quick and the mother was pretty protective. But, I was not going to be thwarted! I finally got a picture before all four got underneath mom's protective wings.
Polar Connect Live Event with Cleveland Heights High School
I spent Wednesday afternoon preparing for a polar connect live event with my high school back in Ohio that we were planning for this morning. This morning at 11:30 Ohio time and 7:30am Barrow time I conducted my first live polar connect event. There were about 15 students and 3 teachers (Mrs. Coffey, Mrs. Douglas, & Mrs. Washington) present from Cleveland Heights High School. After a brief introduction from Janet & Kristin of ARCUS, Elliot and I talked about the research we have been doing and the data we have been collecting so far this summer. I finished talking about the rest of my experiences up here. At the end of the polar connect event there was a question and answer period where the students and teachers could ask questions. The event was very successful and the students asked some great questions!
Next Week - Exciting News!!!
Finally, I booked a trip down to Fairbanks and Denali National Park for next week. I will be spending 3 days and 2 nights in Denali and I am very excited! I have some very cool adventures planned…but I cannot spill the beans yet. You'll just have to follow the journal next week; I guarantee it will be amazing and the pictures will be even better!
Fact of the Day
Yesterday's Fact of the Day Answer: What is the capital of Alaska? Hint: It kind of sounds like one of the 12 months. Juneau (June-O)
Today's Trivia: Especially up here in Alaska, what is the red liquid in outdoor thermometers? Hint: It's not mercury.
Inuit Word of the Day
Yesterday's Word: Auja = Summer Hint: This is the season most of the U.S. is experiencing right now!!! Did you get it right?
Today's word: Kaapi - Hint: Many of you drink this in the morning - some of you religiously!!! What is the word of the day?
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