1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Flags (respectively from top to bottom)
Fly Your Flag in the Arctic Circle Art Contest After learning about the Arctic environment and Ms. Ruland's upcoming expedition to Siberia, students were challenge to design a flag for the…
Snowy Owl
Earth Day Happy Earth Day! Melting permafrost, ocean acidification and deforestation threaten our planet. Do you ever feel like the earth is in danger and there is nothing you can do to help? Well,…
Woolly Mammoth Femur
Educator Amanda Ruland stands at the entrance way of Fairbanks Permafrost Tunnel. Permafrost So, what is permafrost? Simply put, permafrost is frozen ground. It can be with or without ice…
Trans-Alaska Pipeline System Map
The Alaska Pipeline The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) is one of the largest pipelines in the world. This behemoth spans 800 miles across the Alaskan terrain, from Prudhoe Bay to the Valdez…
ARCUS
The Flights Like a child reverse engineering a domino chain-reaction, planning a trip into the heart of Siberia apparently takes finesse. The venture, in its entirety, will take days, not hours.…
Welcome to Chena Hot Springs
"Someone is sitting in the shade today, because someone planted a tree a long time ago." Warren Buffett The PolarTREC Orientation prepares teachers for their expeditions both in the Arctic and…
An Introduction to PolarTREC
March 2018 Lesley Urasky, former PolarTREC alumna, visited our classroom. Lesley had the privilege of traveling to Antarctica with a PolarTREC team and was almost as excited as the students by the…