What do you guys to eat in the Arctic?
6 August 2018 The Last Day of Plucking
Toolik is like a giant camp. There is an amazing chef here who makes yummy meals. On Fridays we have pizza. :)
My friend Wendy who is another PolarTREC educator here in Alaska has eaten minke whale and walrus on her expedition. I have not.
Mrs.Anderson What is the most interesting thing that you have see?
is it hard to pluck?
do you miss your class?
Of course!!! :)
Hi Ava- Good question! I have seen lots of interesting things. It is hard to pick out just one. As far as wildlife, I was super happy to see a herd of 25-30 musk ox. They are adorable. (Google them if you don't know what they look like!)
Was there 1 plant that you couldnt pull out or a plant that you never saw before?
I have never seen any of the plants that I am seeing here in the Arctic. The plants differ in different parts of the tundra as well- so I still have plants to discover! I do have a favorite little plant now though- Vaccinium uliginosum or the Arctic blueberry. It is adorable.
What's your favorite thing you've done in Alaska?
Every experience has been my favorite. It has been an awesome expedition!
Is there any thing you wish you could have brought with you to the Arctic?
Great question! I had everything I needed here in the Arctic (except my family!) :)
Have you ever saw a mineral that you thought was only supposed to be in a cave or did you see a mineral that you have never seen before because i have never seen mineral soil so that is pretty cool to me! =)
Mineral soil is the soil (like mud) right above the permafrost layer. It isn't like what we would consider a mineral (like a stone) but more what makes up the composition of the layer. I had never seen it either and it was super cool for me as well. It is really cold to touch!
Wow! 45 degrees is cold! What is your favorite plant you have seen?
It is currently snowing! It is chilly! My favorite plant is the Vaccinium uliginosum or Arctic blueberry. It is really sweet looking. You should google it to see how cute the plant is! :)
I see a mosquito themed costume party in your future.
Hi its Bd, when do u plan on coming back to Tucson Mrs. Maxwell would like to know and so would the rest on my period 5 challenge science class. Hope u come back with great memories. Safe travels.
hi ms anderson
whats the coldest its got
BTW:this is Hailey
So far it has been low 30s. The temperature is predicted to keep dropping.
what kind of plants have you seen
what type of clothes did you have to were
hello are you cold?
Hi Jon. Yes. I am cold. I just got out of the field where it was windy and snowing. I have hand warmers in my pockets and lots of layers on!
What type of animals have you seen?
what is a tardigrade
Hi Mason! Great question! You will find out next week when I get back.