25 March 2013 Preparations, Journaling, and Art in Ice

Fairbanks in IceJust a reminder of where we are...carved into the ice.

Today was focused mainly on creating journals for the PolarTREC web site. I am really impressed with the ability of this year's PolarTREC teachers. I strongly encourage you to check out all of this year's participants. In particular, there are two PolarTREC teachers preparing to go out to the field in the next two weeks. Check out their expeditions by clicking the links below!

Tom Lane

Mark Buesing

World Ice Art Championships

In the evening, we went over to the World Ice Art Championships. The carvings are huge! They are beautiful works of art and I was especially pleased to see how many students were submitting entries in the competition. All in all, it was an incredibly fun night!

DragonCheck out this dragon! Impressive.

Ice BearOne of this year's PolarTREC teachers has had some encounters with bears already. Yikes!

FishProbably my favorite sculpture from this year's competition. Can you identify the type of fish?

SeahorseThis seahorse sculpture was carved by a high school student. They are very talented!

Train stationThere are even building size sculptures including this train station!

Team Member

Michael League's picture

Journal Details

Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Weather Summary: Clear and Cold
Temperature: -20
Wind Chill: -20
Wind Speed: 0

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