Skip to main content
Goals and Objectives
Virtual Base Camp
Register for PolarConnect
Tips For Classrooms
2019-2020 PolarTREC Educator Application
PolarTREC Informational Webinar
Why Host an Educator?
Quotes From Researchers
Researcher Informational Webinar Form
Fast and Fun Facts
Polar Media Archive
STEM Experience Reports
Bering Ecosystem Study 08 Journals
Virtual Base Camp
Bering Ecosystem Study 08
7 October 2008 October 7, 2008 Sediment trap, Flagstaff style!
Our pond science unit has been amazing, and the first phase is almost completed. We have measured the depth of the pond, and are in the process of converting all our figures to centimeters so that…
1 October 2008 Pond Science
The work has begun and so far things are looking excellent. The class has completed measuring the depth of Francis Short Pond, with the final stage in this part of our experiment to figure out the…
6 September 2008 An ending and a beginning!
Well, the Triathlon was a bit over a month ago, I have been back in the classroom for almost as long, and feel terribly guilty for taking this many weeks to post my last, but then beginning journal…
30 July 2008 The Last Day at Sea
Today is our last day at sea. We are scheduled to arrive at Dutch Harbor tomorrow morning at 09:00, and I am a bit sad. After 27 days I feel a part of a new family and do not think I can ever thank…
29 July 2008 Nothing is ever really over!
I was told yesterday that if you want too much, or have expectations too high you will be disappointed. Well I disagree. I believe in going full tilt into everything I do, and well, I want to do…
28 July 2008 Meet the Crew Monday (Fourth Edition)
Today will be the last installment of my meet the crew Monday. There are so many people that I would love to interview and share in this forum, but there is just not enough time in the day. To…
27 July 2008 A change of pace!
Today is Sunday, and there is change in the air. For one, we have left the sun and re-entered fog. We have also started the 70 meter line back to Dutch Harbor. A large portion of the scientists…
26 July 2008 Morale Dinner Saturday!
Saturday's on board the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter HEALY are morale dinner nights. This is when different divisions within the crew prepare, cook and then clean up the evening meal. Well today was the…
25 July 2008 Not just a typical day in paradise.
As you might be able to tell, I am about a day behind in my journaling so I thought this would be a perfect time to really explain my "typical" day. One of the hardest parts of explaining…
24 July 2008 Look out, it's a trap!
One of the pleasures while at sea is the concept of time; which is in a word, timeless. Last night the sun set around three in the morning, and if you had asked me what day it was when I went to bed…
23 July 2008 Micro-zooplankton and phytoplankton
Last night I went to bed at four, my wake up call was for seven forty five this morning, needless to say if I have a little difficulty explaining micro-zooplankton there is an excuse.Today I am…
22 July 2008 BEST / BSIERP
I have spent the past twenty days discussing science and life aboard a U.S. Coast Guard Ice Breaker, and do not think I have done justice to the "WHY" I am here, and the "WHAT"…