Feature story on David Walker's Carbon in the Arctic expedition and permafrost science in the Spring 2020 issue of The Classroom Teacher, the quarterly magazine of the Texas Classroom Teachers Association. Article begins on page 12.

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This activity was prepared by David Walker (LASA High School) and Rose Cory (University of Michigan), based on work conducted at Toolik Field Station in Alaska. The purpose is to introduce students to Van Krevelen diagrams, which are used to interpret results of high resolution mass spectrometry and characterize the compound classes present in complex organic mixtures. Students will

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This activity was prepared by David Walker (LASA High School) and Rose Cory (University of Michigan), based on work conducted during summer 2019 at Toolik Field Station in Alaska. The purpose is to expose students to photooxidation, one of the main pathways by which organic molecules in Arctic streams are oxidized into carbon dioxide. Different teas will be used

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The work of professor Bryon Crump, graduate student Natasha Christman, and PolarTREC teacher David Walker is highlighted in the weekly newsletter of the Oregon State University College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (On the Horizon).

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PolarTREC teacher David Walker is highlighted in the Fall 2019 issue of ATPE News (Association of Texas Professional Educators).

David Walker in the Fall 2019 issue of ATPE News
David Walker in the Fall 2019 issue of ATPE News


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KUT (Austin's NPR Station) news report (video, article, and radio) on PolarTREC teacher David Walker's Carbon in the Arctic expedition. The story aired on Morning Edition and Texas Standard in late-September, 2019.

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The PolarTREC Field Experience


PolarTREC (Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating) is a program that pairs US educators with field research experiences in polar regions. The program is managed by the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS) and receives funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Polar Programs. The long-term vision of PolarTREC is "to create

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Presentation on David Walker's PolarTREC expedition and research being conducted in the Arctic on thawing permafrost. This presentation was given to LASA High School faculty and staff in Austin, TX on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.

KVUE news video and article on PolarTREC teacher David Walker's Carbon in the Arctic expedition.

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Spectrum News video and article on PolarTREC teacher David Walker's Carbon in the Arctic expedition.

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Austin Monitor news report on PolarTREC teacher David Walker's Carbon in the Arctic expedition.

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