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Claude Larson


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Occupation: Teacher
Organization: Jefferson Township Middle School

Claude Larson feels a connection with the natural world and enjoys the rural setting of her home environment of northwestern New Jersey. In her sixteenth year of teaching, Claude currently teaches 8th grade Physical Science at the Jefferson Township Middle School in Oak Ridge, New Jersey. She believes that science is everywhere and seeks to inspire students to make connections with the world around them through her lessons. In her free time, Claude enjoys many outdoor pursuits, skydiving, travel, and creating mixed media art.

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Have Fun out there

Hi Josh,

I hope you have lots of fun out there. A sauna??!! Beats taking your baths in a very cold river - so take advantage of it. Be safe and I will be following.


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August 11, 2010 - 6:15pm
Re: [PolarTREC] Welcome home!!

Hello Tricia,

I echo your sentiment - I can't believe a month could go by so quickly.
It was a truly magnificent experience. I often think of everyone still
out there in the field, their final departure is scheduled for
mid-September. Although I am not an expert, here...{read more}

August 10, 2010 - 12:47pm
So far so good

Hi Michele,

Thanks for your kind wishes and words. I am spending my final day in Petropovlovsk and will be flying to Moscow tomorrow. Just 4 plane flights away from my family and I can't wait to see them. That has been the hardest part - leaving the field and then having to spend 6...{read more}

July 31, 2010 - 10:12pm
Sea Level change

Hi Michael,

You are very observant. Our archeological sites are up on high terraces that are about 40 meters above sea level (about 120 feet). The sea was covering the terrace our base camp is located on and the high terraces were at the edge of the sea thousands of years ago. So the...{read more}

July 31, 2010 - 10:18pm
Re: [PolarTREC] Thqank you

you are most welcome. I have enjoyed spending time with Rebecca and
plan to be in touch with her and the rest of the team once they are all
in buffalo. thanks for following the journey - I am still awaiting a
pick up for my transport home - stay tuned!?

blue skies,...{read more}

July 28, 2010 - 12:02pm
Re: [PolarTREC] Amazing Adventure!

HI Sharon,

Good to hear from you. I am sitting here with a bug hat on in the early
morning hours before camp is awake sending e-mail via sat phone. I am
supposed to be picked up today by the tank - but you never know here.
The string of places and people I will...{read more}

July 28, 2010 - 12:02pm
Re: [PolarTREC] Bear Sighting

HI Michele,

With any luck I will be on my way soon sans Satellite phone so the
journey home will be posted from the comfort of a hotel room or God
willing my house. The salmon are running so the bears are around more
and more - perhaps I will get to put my new bear call...{read more}

July 27, 2010 - 3:17pm
Re: [PolarTREC] Sea level change?

Hi Michael,

Well, we are right at the edge of the Bering Sea and we are in the Ring
of Fire where volcanoes erupt and earthquakes are frequent, so putting
all of that together tsunamis seem to be in order here. I actually
spent the day with SeanPaul yesterday digging...{read more}

July 27, 2010 - 12:19am
Re: [PolarTREC] Water supply


Our fresh water supply comes from a nearby stream. The water is moving
and we have been drinking it unfiltered since we have arrived with no
ill effects. I was surprised to learn before coming here that this
would be the standard way of getting water here, but have...{read more}

July 25, 2010 - 3:34pm
Re: [PolarTREC] Great web site...who is on the full team there?

Hi there,

Thanks for checking out PolarTREC and my journal. If you scroll back in
journal entries a week or so you will see one titled Field Camp
Facebook. This post gives the names and pictures of the twelve people
at our field camp. There is a second team working...{read more}

July 25, 2010 - 3:34pm

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