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9 September 2007 I miss the quiet, I miss the noiseI miss the time, I miss the absense of time
Research Experience Reflection The dynamics of studying a bird are very involved. Birds, by their nature, do not sit still very often. In my classroom experience, the animals that…
31 August 2007 The sound of a soaring flock is the sound of an air force flying in formation.
Several attempts were made to record the intense, magnificant sounds of this Little auk colony. After some editing to eliminate the bops of machine placement, the inopportune comments unknowlingly…
20 August 2007 Thank you, and you, and you.
Written on August 10, and submitted after a few days rest. My own warm, fluffy bed with crisp cotton sheets was jumped into last night. Arriving safely after 24 hours of travel, through several time…
14 August 2007 School Began Today
The last days of summer, before school starts are used at the new playground. Classes begin there in Eastern Greenland August 17, while we began August 14. Many adults at school who see me ask how I…
8 August 2007 How can connections be made between students across ocean expanses?
Although not bird brains, we are putting our teaching noggins together. I’m still waiting for students, but I guess school begins NEXT week. East Greenland, northern California and the Hawaiian…
7 August 2007 Motivation School
Another type of school in Greenland... Emilie Pike, native of Ittoqqortoormiit, is a new teacher. Previously a carpenter, he is looking forward to this opportunity to strengthen his community. But he…
8 August 2007 Many marine species are being studied in Greenland.
Greenland provides many opportunities for research. It has not been studied expensively in the past, but with an interest in marine mammals, climate change, Polar bears, and with new technology…
5 August 2007 Ittoqqortoormiit
Welcome to Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland Ittoqqortoormiit is the Greenlandic name for this largest East Greenlandic village of 550 inhabitants. 140 students attend the local school through 11th grade.…
5 August 2007 Dogs are different here, people say.
The history of the Greenlandic dog extends back as much as 4000 years. Greenlandic dogs originated from the Asian continent and were brought over by the Inuit population over 1000 years ago. The dog…
4 August 2007 Teenagers are all alike...
They sleep, eat whatever is within sight, and would rather hang with their friends than spend any time with a teacher during the summer. Even if she is cool, funny, hip, groovy, rad, and is from…
1 August 2007 Energy Expenditure and Food Demand Activity
It takes energy to live. The more an organism moves, and the greater the mass it has to move, the more energy is required. We eat, that food is broken down, and much of that is delivered into our…
4 August 2007 Bon Appètit
For a team of people to live in a field camp for an entire summer, a significant amount of planning and preparation must take place to make certain enough food is available. After a master food list…