A Trip to the Museum
On Tuesday, we took a trip to the University of Alaska Museum of the North. Although we could not see Denali from that point on campus, I managed to take my first-ever panorama picture of the horizon, with the Alaska Range looming in the distance.
And I was very pleased to see several committed cyclists demonstrating that with good gear, we can brave winters much more severe than the ones in Chicago.
Hibernation: How to Deal with a Cold, Hungry Winter
We learned a lot at the museum, but the coolest thing we learned about was the Arctic ground squirrel.
I got a chance to interview a really cool researcher named Jeanette Moore, who conducts studies in Arctic ground squirrels and told us a lot of really interesting and exciting stories from the field researching these fascinating little mammals.
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