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Jim Miller

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Occupation: Teacher
Organization: Cleveland Heights High School

Jim Miller grew up on the family farm outside of Sandusky, Ohio. He credits his family and the opportunity to explore the outdoors on the farm for his curiosity and passion for nature. Mr. Miller received his Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies from Allegheny College, his teaching certificate from Ashland University, and is currently working towards his Master's degree by participating in the Global Field Master's Program (Project Dragonfly) through Miami University. Mr. Miller has been teaching Biology and Natural Studies at Cleveland Heights High School for the last five years. At Heights, Mr. Miller is involved in extracurricular activities as Head Swim Coach and Academic Challenge Advisor. In his free time, Mr. Miller enjoys traveling (having visited Scotland, South Africa, Namibia, Costa Rica, Spain, Puerto Rico, and Canada), photography, watching movies, going to concerts, cards and games, downhill skiing, reading, and spending time on Kelleys Island.

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Frank, yeah the tours have

Frank, yeah the tours have been great and have really added to the experience! Unfortunately, did not get a chance to do anything with the Nuvuk folks. I may try and run out there today before my flight tonight. Thanks for yout continued interest!
Jim

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August 12, 2011 - 10:25am
Yep, back in Barrow. I was

Yep, back in Barrow. I was only gone for a few days. David and I just got done extracting all of the electrodes from the soil and harvesting the bacteria from the electrodes. He is taking them back and having them sequenced to see what types of bacteria were attracted to the electrodes....{read more}

August 12, 2011 - 10:36am
Hi Frank! Sorry it took me

Hi Frank! Sorry it took me few days to respond. Yes, the Nuvuk project is still going strong. I am hoping to get in on the project for a day or so next week when things calm down. I chose not to eat at the college. I had 3 meals there, but otherwise cooked for myself here in the hut. Greta...{read more}

August 6, 2011 - 4:00pm
Hi Stephen, thank you for

Hi Stephen, thank you for your question. I really like the puffins. I think the way they fly is really distinct and I can tell what kind of bird it is when it's flying. Also, the fact that they can dive down over 300 feet! That is crazy! The other animal I love to watch are the jellyfish....{read more}

August 6, 2011 - 3:44pm
Very fishy, very salty, very

Very fishy, very salty, very chewy, and yes slimey as well. It was actually really hard to bite. Yeah it was pretty bad. Denali was amazing. I am heading back there tomorrow for the day. Keep checking the journals and pics for updates....slow but sure!
Thanks!
Jim

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August 6, 2011 - 3:54pm
Hi Quinton, thank you for

Hi Quinton, thank you for your question. No I did not get to eat any of the beluga. I did try some of the whale blubber during the whale festival and it was disgusting! I couldn't even finish it!

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August 1, 2011 - 7:33pm
Hi Garrett, thanks for the

Hi Garrett, thanks for the question. I really had to think hard about my biggest fear. I have traveled through Costa Rica, South Africa, Namibia, Belize, and Scotland and have really sought out the wildlife in those areas. My biggest fear, and I know this is going to sound lame but, I really...{read more}

July 19, 2011 - 11:01pm
Fingers!! Great job Heidi!!!

Fingers!! Great job Heidi!!!

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July 8, 2011 - 9:36pm
Hi Michelle, thanks for your

Hi Michelle, thanks for your question! Yes, the levels of radiation the plants use for photosynethesis changes throughout the day, even though there is 24 hours of sun. These radiation levels almost dip down to 0 each day, showing that there is very little photosynthesis occuring at that time...{read more}

July 8, 2011 - 9:39pm
Betsy, Thanks for asking your

Betsy, Thanks for asking your questions! Yes, we are always on the lookout for a wayward bear. Usually this time of year, it is pretty safe. We are dealing with a different group than BASC this year, but yes we are in constant radio contact in case we spot a bear. No we do not take someone...{read more}

July 8, 2011 - 9:44pm

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