Skip to main content
Virtual Base Camp
Polar Media Archive
STEM Experience Reports
Early Human Settlement in Arctic Alaska 2012 Journals
Virtual Base Camp
Early Human Settlement in Arctic Alaska 2012
15 July 2012 River Camp
Audio journal from Wendy Gorton. [swf file="members/wendy-gorton/audio/wgorton071512.mp3"]
14 July 2012 Raven Bluff
Audio journal from Wendy Gorton. [swf file="members/wendy-gorton/audio/wgorton071412.mp3"]
15 July 2012 Discoveries!
I was so thrilled to be given a quad in my own unit today, Unit 29 with the lovely Ines from Germany. It was really something to wake up at 2am because my tent was too hot! I don't think that has…
15 July 2012 The Boys are Back in Town!
Out at Kivalina River camp today, cutting through the blazing blue sky, came Stan, our helicopter pilot, and two boys from Kivalina McQueen High School (roughly 120 students). Byron (grade 11) and…
14 July 2012 7 Carts of Food and a Pretty Cool Team
I've arrived! After a few legs of flights, I stepped out of Fairbanks International Airport and expected to feel even the tiniest bit of the cool from February's visit, and I was met with warmth and…
5 May 2012 A Week of Polar Goodness in Montreal
Bonjour everyone! I've made it back from Montreal, Canada, and the International Polar Year Conference Montreal was covered in thick clouds when I arrived and headed to my hotel at the Delta Centre-…
13 February 2012 Prep, Prep, and Away!
Let's Go Live! PolarTREC Teacher Alex Eilers hosts a LIVE PolarConnect Event from Antarctica with over 3,000 students watching! How cool is that? What better way to return from PolarTREC Teacher…
6 February 2012 Getting Straight Up Polar!
Getting Straight Up Polar! Awesome ideas for integrating science into the classroom. Our 2nd day of orientation began with sun, snow, and lots of lovely science information coming our way! We…
8 February 2012 Layer Up!
How Do You Prepare? Vroom vroom! Snow machining in the warehouse :) How do you prepare for a trip? What kind of questions do you ask before you go camping, for a hike, for a trip to Disneyland?…
8 February 2012 Pipelines and Permafrost
We're Goin' Under! Come on down! How deep have you ever gone below the earth's surface? I felt like I was in a time machine today as we went down under into the Earth at the [Cold Regions…
7 February 2012 We're Going Huntin'... For Lights!
We're Goin' Huntin! Brian set his Sony up on a tripod with the shutter open for 25 seconds to capture the wispy Northern Lights behind me! Some locations have tornadoes to hunt-- but here in…
5 February 2012 "No Teacher Left Inside!"
En Route! Good weather in the winter is such a nice treat for the window-seated passenger, and I was not disappointed in my journey from Portland, OR to Fairbanks, AK for PolarTREC’s Teacher…