You know you have been invited to dinner with field scientists when you see this on the porch. It is our last day today. The day is filled with packing and relaxing a bit before the three day…
Abstract photo of the surface of the Western Greenland Ice Sheet which shows cryoconite holes. Cryoconite is granular sediment found on glacier surfaces comprising both mineral and biological…
Greenlandic Sled dogs relaxing at the end of the day. “Give me winter and dogs – then you can keep the rest.” Knud Rasmussen in his diary from The Literary Expedition. Knud Rasmussen is one of…
Last night I dreamed I was trying to find a baler connector. A baler is a large data storage drive. It connects to the digital receiver via an orange cable, and the digital receiver translates data…
Collaboration Problem stated. Idea for a solution offered. Solution countered with another idea. Questions asked aloud for consideration. Polite disagreement. Clarifications sought from outside…
Today Is The Day Sunrise on The Maine Coast. Photo by Erin Towns Packing for the Arctic is an adventure in itself. I packed for climate, exploration, and work on an ice sheet. Base layers,…
COVID High Students line up in 2021 to enter school in the morning. Photo by Erin Towns For two years we have waited to deploy on this expedition. The primary goal of my experience is to…
”I was told my plan was impossible, so I decided to name it Project Possible. It doesn’t matter where you come from. You can show the world nothing is impossible.” Nims Purja An upwelling plume…
Morning Gaze. Photo by Erin Towns “An old farmer worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. “Such bad luck,” they said…
Can someone please cue Alice Cooper now? The last bell rang on June 8th this year, the earliest since I started teaching 21 years ago. This was partially due to the fact that our system got rid…
Tumbledown Mountain
Start In The Backyard Top of Tumbledown Mountain, Weld, Maine. Photo by Erin Towns. Simple Questions, Complex Answers ”Hey Ms. Towns, can ice sheets and glaciers really fully melt and…
coming back
Change In A Time of COVID: Teacher Perspective What Is Happening? ELHS teacher, Mercedes Czlapinski’s shirt gives voice to the early days of coming back to the 2020-2021 school year. (Photo by…