6 August 2018 The Last Day of Plucking

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Anna Harris
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What do you guys to eat in

What do you guys to eat in the Arctic?

Toolik is like a giant camp.

Toolik is like a giant camp. There is an amazing chef here who makes yummy meals. On Fridays we have pizza. :)

My friend Wendy who is another PolarTREC educator here in Alaska has eaten minke whale and walrus on her expedition. I have not.

Ava Cheney
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Mrs.Anderson What is the most

Mrs.Anderson What is the most interesting thing that you have see?

Clementine
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i have a question

is it hard to pluck?

Clementine
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i have a question

do you miss your class?

Of course!!! :)

Of course!!! :)

Interesting object..

Hi Ava- Good question! I have seen lots of interesting things. It is hard to pick out just one. As far as wildlife, I was super happy to see a herd of 25-30 musk ox. They are adorable. (Google them if you don't know what they look like!)

Cristian
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Plants

Was there 1 plant that you couldnt pull out or a plant that you never saw before?

I have never seen any of the

I have never seen any of the plants that I am seeing here in the Arctic. The plants differ in different parts of the tundra as well- so I still have plants to discover! I do have a favorite little plant now though- Vaccinium uliginosum or the Arctic blueberry. It is adorable.

Gabriel
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Plants

What's your favorite thing you've done in Alaska?

Every experience has been my

Every experience has been my favorite. It has been an awesome expedition!

Anna Harris
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Is there any thing you wish

Is there any thing you wish you could have brought with you to the Arctic?

Item to the Arctic

Great question! I had everything I needed here in the Arctic (except my family!) :)

Cristian
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Minerals

Have you ever saw a mineral that you thought was only supposed to be in a cave or did you see a mineral that you have never seen before because i have never seen mineral soil so that is pretty cool to me! =)

Mineral soil is the soil

Mineral soil is the soil (like mud) right above the permafrost layer. It isn't like what we would consider a mineral (like a stone) but more what makes up the composition of the layer. I had never seen it either and it was super cool for me as well. It is really cold to touch!

Soraya
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Wow! 45 degrees is cold!

Wow! 45 degrees is cold! What is your favorite plant you have seen?

It is currently snowing! It

It is currently snowing! It is chilly! My favorite plant is the Vaccinium uliginosum or Arctic blueberry. It is really sweet looking. You should google it to see how cute the plant is! :)

Ray
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Halloween

I see a mosquito themed costume party in your future.

BD
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Coming back

Hi its Bd, when do u plan on coming back to Tucson Mrs. Maxwell would like to know and so would the rest on my period 5 challenge science class. Hope u come back with great memories. Safe travels.
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BD

Guest
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hi ms anderson

hi ms anderson

Guest
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whats the coldest its got

whats the coldest its got

Guest
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BTW:this is Hailey

BTW:this is Hailey

Temp

So far it has been low 30s. The temperature is predicted to keep dropping.

Guest
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what kind of plants have you

what kind of plants have you seen

what type of cl...
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what type of clothes did you

what type of clothes did you have to were

jon
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hello are you cold?

hello are you cold?

Cold

Hi Jon. Yes. I am cold. I just got out of the field where it was windy and snowing. I have hand warmers in my pockets and lots of layers on!

Hadley Moore
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Wildlife

What type of animals have you seen?

mason
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tardigrade

what is a tardigrade

Tardigrades

Hi Mason! Great question! You will find out next week when I get back.

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