25 March 2018 An Exciting New Adventure

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So glad you're here!

Hi Svea. You are off to a great start! Your descriptions here are wonderful and I'm glad you're feeling comfortable. You're going to have an amazing experience and you'll return to your classroom with so many things to share with your 6th graders!

Beautiful journal Svea! I can

Beautiful journal Svea! I can tell already that you have the gift of storytelling. I look forward to following your expedition and reading your journals!

Its great to meet you!

This sums up our first day perfectly!

Re: Joanna Chierici commented on 25 March 2018 An Exciting...

What an exciting adventure!!

On 3/28/18 9:15 AM, PolarTREC wrote:

I'm so excited to follow your

I'm so excited to follow your expedition! I know I'm going to learn a lot through you.

Re: Melissa Lau commented on 25 March 2018 An Exciting New...

Thanks Melissa!!

On 3/28/18 9:15 AM, PolarTREC wrote:

Grace Robison
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What are you looking for

What are you looking for while you are there? What is the weather like?

Ecology

HI Grace,

Thanks for your question! I will be in the Arctic in July. The weather should be nice- I think we should have days with highs in the 50s. Not balmy, but not freezing. I have been told that it has snowed there during the summer, which would be fun too!

While I am at the field station, I will be looking at the deciduous shrubs and how the ecology of the landscape is changing.

Thank you for your questions!

Shemar Robinson
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What is like going to Alaska

What is like going to Alaska and how do you feel going to work on shrubs ?

Excited!!

Hi Shemar!

Thanks for your questions! I had never been to Alaska before I went in March, so it was VERY exciting. I am excited to go back this summer to experience what it is like during the summer without so much snow! I am thrilled to be working with the tundra ecology. I will be looking at the deciduous shrubs and how the tundra ecology is changing with the changing climate. I live in Arizona in the Sonoran Desert so I am excited to see the similarities between the two environments.

Thank you again for your questions!

Shemar Robinson
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What is like going to Alaska

What is like going to Alaska and how do you feel going to work on shrubs ?

Clare
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This is cool!

I would just like to say, how you wrote this journal entry is very interesting and somewhat inspiring. You stated how the place you were visiting was an open place and excepting of failure. That is awesome! It makes me want to visit a place like that in my future.

Thank you...

Thank you Clare for your kind words. You have made my day!

One reason I applied to PolarTREC was that I hope that I can inspire girls to be fearless and take chances. You can do anything you put your mind to! Please continue to follow my adventure. I am sure I will let everyone know about the mistakes I make in the field (because mistakes make your brain grow- it is a proven fact!) Mistakes are how we learn. I have been teaching for 20 years and am still learning from students like you everyday. :)

Thank you again for your kind words. :)

Katelyn
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Hello

hi Svea, you are going to be great! you really explained it really well. you are going to have such great stories for your students just like my teacher does! Enjoy your stay and always stay warm.

Warmth!

Hi Katelyn,

Thank you for your sweet comments! It sounds like you have an amazing teacher! Teachers who have the ability to share experiences and stories are gems. I hope to have a collection of stories for my students after my expedition. Hopefully none of the stories involved Grizzly bears and giant bird-sized mosquitoes! :) - Stay tuned...they just might!

Nolan
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mosquitoes

How big are the mosquitoes and what do you have to wear to keep yourself protected

Mosquitoes in the tundra

I have heard that the mosquitoes at Toolik are pretty impressive in size and not only that, but they fly in ginormous swarms. I will wear mosquito netting from head to toe when out in the field this summer. I'll be sure to post some photos!

Alison
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If you happen to get sung by

If you happen to get sung by a mosqutio the size of a humming bird what would happen?

Big Bug Bites!

I hope NOT to get stung by a mosquito, but if I do, I am sure it will leave a huge welt- but I really don't know.... I guess it will be like a science experiment. My hypothesis is that the bite will be larger than an average mosquito bite, but smaller than a cantaloupe. As a true researcher, I will have to collect evidence in the name of science! :)

Rosie
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if you get stung by the big

if you get stung by the big mosqutos in Antarctica will it hurt more than the normal sized ones?

Mosquitoes in the Arctic

Lucky for my fellow PolarTREC explorers, there are no mosquitoes in Antarctica. It is just us lucky few headed North who will meet them! :)

Neave
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Plans

What are you most excited for?

Great Question!

That is a great question- thank you for asking. I can't pinpoint what I am most excited for. I am looking forward to being in the field, conducting research and experiencing 24 hours of sunlight. There is also the wonder of walking on permafrost, seeing amazing wildlife like grizzly bears and musk ox, and just being out of my element- I am used to the desert!! I can't wait to experience a different biome! So I guess the simple answer is- I am excited for it all. It is going to be one incredible adventure.

Bryce Your fav
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Student

I hope you have a fun trip and keep in touch.

Website

Hi Bryce My Fav- Thank you for your comments. I will be blogging every day, so please be sure to check and then share with your classmates (or encourage them to check out the website too!!)

Keep posting questions!

Bryce Your fav
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Calendar

Please keep in touch so I can tell our class mates what you are doing.

Bryce Your fav
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Classmates

Hope you have a good time and we will be thinking about you through your whole trip.

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Location: University of Alaska
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Latitude: 64° 50' 16.08" N
Longitude: 147° 42' 59.04" E

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