Space weasel puts on his space sombrero.
I spent most of the day at the high school either with the students or preparing journals. The science students were studying states of matter and Mrs. Sobey and I both contributed to today's lesson…
Principal Todd invites the whole school to sing Happy Birthday to Mr. Joe
Today I got to visit with students in high school, middle school AND elementary school. We started the day with Dr. Ken sharing some photos and talking with the high school students about his…
 Carrie Harris separates one DNA sample into two.
We planned a relatively short day in the field today (~4-5 hours) to do some trawling and sediment grabs in the adjacent waters. The whole house sprang into action, as those departing in the boat…
Ted and John observe Stephanie's Techni-Ice hydration skills.
Today begins with the nerve racking weather monitoring as the team tries to plan for their longest trip in the field. It is a long trip anyway, but adverse weather can make it significantly longer…
Miss Flora, Lucy, Collin and Madeline check out the progress.
The Lab Activity In the high school science classes today, we did an oil spill clean-up simulation lab. I had first done this lab with my GK-12 fellow Chris Wilson in the 2008 school year. I had…
Marilyn camps out at Waldo Arms.
Today was the first day of school at Kaveolook school in Kaktovik. We started the day with a school wide assembly in the gym. I shared a brief presentation with the two high school science classes…
There they go!
This morning started out much more clear than yesterday and Marilyn's chances seemed to be improved for getting a flight out. That also meant that the team loaded up and embarked on a full+ day in…
Smile for the camera! (Me!)
Today has been socked in with fog and wind all day and drizzle-sprinkles off and on all day. Lovely weather, if you're a duck. No trips out in the boat today, even the near-in sites. Marilyn Cook…
Five women from Port Aransas with the "Traveling Moon"
This day started with another load up the truck and make way to the boat for another day in the sea to access sampling sites. Stephanie Smith joined Tara and the Dunton brothers in the field today…
Carrie and Tara prepare to load and launch for another day of sampling.
Yes indeed! Pretty much right in town on the water. I spent most of the day uploading photos and supporting the research team in loading-unloading and transporting to and from the boat. After the…
Our vessel, the Boston Whaler.
OK, well really it was the Beaufort SeaThe Beaufort Sea lies to the north of Alaska and the Yukon and Northwest Territories., but it is contiguous with the Arctic Ocean. We did a lot of data…
Deadhorse Alaska airport!
Hello and welcome to all of you that are taking time to follow my adventures in Kaktovik as they unfold. I am in the process of getting some photos uploaded but in the meantime, I'll tell you a bit…