Float Your Boat is an outreach project of the International Arctic Buoy Programme. It is a project for community members and students to learn about the Arctic Ocean – its' circulation, its' sea-ice cover, and how it’s changing. Participants learn about the Arctic Ocean and sea ice, decorate a small wooden boat, and then watch via an online map, their

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This article, written by PolarTREC educator Sarah Johnson, was published on June 10, 2022 in the online publication Float Your Boat; Connecting People to the Arctic Ocean. Float Your Boat Info (FYB) is an outreach project of the International Arctic Buoy Programme developed by David Forcucci (US Coast Guard, retired), and Ignatius Rigor (Polar Science Center, Applied Physics Laboratory, University

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This video was taken by John Woods for the International Arctic Buoy Programme Spring Deployment, approximately 100 miles north of Utqiagvik, Alaska. It was filmed at the buoy cluster site where three buoys were deployed on the Arctic sea ice to measure current conditions and take observations.

Article in the local Sopris Sun newspaper about PolarTREC educator Sarah Johnson and her experiences from her expedition with the International Arctic Buoy Programme as part of the PolarTREC program. The article was published in Volume 14, Number 20 | June 23 - June 29, 2022.

Front page of The Sopris Sun, June 22, 2022 edition
Front page of The Sopris Sun, June 22, 2022 edition

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The PolarTREC Field Experience

After two years of anticipation due to Covid-19 derailments, I spent 12 days in Utqiaġvik, Alaska as the education officer with the International Arctic Buoy Programme (IABP) from March 28-April 7, 2022. This was the 2022 IABP Utqiaġvik Spring Deployment under the National Science Foundation Award ​​#1951762 Collaborative Research: Coordination, Data Management and Enhancement of the

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Sarah R Johnson on the Arctic sea ice off the coast of Utqiagvik, Alaska. Photo by Ben Cohen.
Sarah R Johnson on the Arctic sea ice off the coast of Utqiagvik, Alaska. Photo by Ben Cohen.

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During the May 2022 monthly show Andy B. of the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program at KDNK Community Radio talks with Environmental Specialist, Sarah Johnson at Wild Rose Education, about a Arctic Polar Science Experience and her field of study.

Andy B and Sarah Johnson at KDNK Community Radio Station, photo by Beth Wysong
Andy B and Sarah Johnson at KDNK Community Radio Station, photo by Beth Wysong

Sarah Johnson and the IABP team broadcast live from Utqiaġvik (formerly Barrow), Alaska on 5 April 2022. Sarah and the team discuss deploying buoys in the Arctic, what kind of data they are collecting and what it is like to live and work in the high Arctic in April.

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KBRW Top of the World Radio host Bob Thomson interviews International Arctic Buoy Programme Director Ignatius Rigor and PolarTREC Educator Sarah R Johnson on Friday, April 1, 2022 in Utqiagvik, Alaska during the morning news hour.

IABP team in KBRW Top of the World Radio studio with host Bob Thomas
IABP team in KBRW Top of the World Radio studio with host Bob Thomas. Photo by Sarah R Johnson

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Hey, You're Pretty Good at That | KDNK Community Radio On this episode of "Hey, You're Pretty Good at That" on KDNK Community Radio in Carbondale, Colorado Host Ape on the Dink chats with local environmental educator Sarah Johnson about polar adventures, environmental education, and her recent trip to Scotland.

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Springfield Catholic Schools celebrated its alumni, Sarah Johnson for being selected as a 2020 PolarTREC educator. On Facebook, they shared a post celebrating the excitement in this expedition.

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