Ranger spends her one year birthday helping me pack.
With only two weeks to go until I head out on my expedition aboard the USCGC Healy, I am getting together all the items on my packing list and preparing for August in the Chukchi Sea. I have been…
As the orientation week comes to a close, I have learned so much about the program, the polar regions, and my fellow teachers. I am excited to be surrounded by such fun, talented, and supportive…
Walk-Around Sleeping Bag
In 1947, the United States Air Force (USAF) created the fascinating, and sometimes controversial, Arctic Aeromedical Laboratory (AAL) based out of the Ladd Air Force Base in Fairbanks, AK. With the…
The Moose Archway
As my Honors Biology students at St. Thomas Aquinas High School shuffled out of my third block class, my phone rang. It was Sarah Bartholow on the other end of the line and my heart began to race. “…