Wow! What a week! I'm here at the Westmark Hotel, in Fairbanks, Alaska are in the middle of our 2010 Orientation and ShareFair.  It's been very exciting to meet all the new teachers and see how…
Most people’s vision of "scientists” is men in white lab coats. On the Healy, the only people wearing white coats are the "seal team”—a group of four men and one woman from the National Marine…
Science aboard the Healy is not just random. With Chief Scientist, Jackie Grebmeier, the research plan takes shape and becomes a coordinated effort so that everyone aboard the ship can conduct his or…
Sometime late Friday afternoon, a man in an orange suit just "suddenly” appeared at the Gambell lodge.  Vince, the helicopter manager for the Healy, was there to pick several of us from Gambell and…
Whenever I travel, I like to learn as much as I can about a place before I go. This is so I don’t spend so much time trying to learn the basics and can really learn more about the "place”. …
Yesterday afternoon, I boarded a small twin-engine plane along with a little girl, her mother, and about 700 pounds of freight and departed Nome for St. Lawrence Island. We headed southwest –…
Early morning – got up at 5AM and headed to the airport to catch Frontier Airlines for Nome. After two hours and a few winks, I’m now here in Nome. I was scheduled to catch a flight from Nome to…
What a week! Most everyone at ARCUS is off in Washington D.C. at the Arctic Forum. The office is REALLY quiet – just three of us here now – clicking away at our computer keyboards and answering the…