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Name: Jamie Esler
Occupation: Teacher
Organization: Lake City High School
Location:
Coeur d'Alene, ID
United States

About

Jamie Esler is an outdoor enthusiast with a passion for teaching science. If he's not instructing, grading assignments or writing lessons at Lake City High School, he is in his kayak, knee-deep in a telemark turn or hiking with his wife and daughter. Jamie graduated from Illinois State University in 2007 with a BS in geology and earth science education. For the last nine years, he has done all that he can to become an innovative and inspirational science educator. Most recently, Jamie has focused his career on enhancing climate literacy in the classroom. He is currently a Teacher Fellow with the University of Idaho Intermountain Climate Education Network (ICE-Net), and an Extension Lecturer for the University of Washington Program on Climate Change and "UW in the High School" program.

From teaching wildlife ecology to a homeschooled student in the Wrangell Mountains of Alaska, to teaching general science classes for students with reading and learning disabilities, to his most recent assignment of IB environmental systems and societies, Jamie has developed a diverse spectrum of teaching experiences. During the summer months and on weekends Jamie also volunteers as a field instructor for Selkirk Outdoor Leadership and Education, a non-profit outdoor education organization based in North Idaho. A PolarTREC expedition is just what Jamie has been seeking to help him continue to connect students and learners of all ages with the natural world around them.

Journals

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14 November 2013 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the AMS Device
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12 November 2013 Iowa State University Day #1
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11 November 2013 Bringing it All Together
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23 August 2013 Closing Thoughts on Three Weeks in the Arctic, and the Impacts on My Classroom and Community
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20 August 2013 Back in the States After Two Great Days in Reykjavik
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17 August 2013 Departure from Base Camp and Arrival to Civilization!
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16 August 2013 My Day with the Swedish Arctic Research Programme (SwedARP)
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15 August 2013 Flexible Data Collecting: It's an Absolute Necessity Out in the Field
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14 August 2013 A Closer Look at the Developing Careers of Scientists at Mulajokull
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12 August 2013 Make Hay While the Sun Shines
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10 August 2013 Rain, Rain, Go Away
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8 August 2013 Day 8 of Field Work Ends With a Holiday Feast
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6 August 2013 Here Comes the Sun
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2 August 2013 Unseasonably Cold, and Excessive Sustained Winds
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3 August 2013 Doing the Best We Can With the Conditions
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1 August 2013 Base Camp is Complete
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30 July 2013 Two 4 x 4 Vehicles, 5 Hours of Driving, and PLENTY of Wind
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30 July 2013 Successful Arrival to Reykjavik!
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28 July 2013 Made it to Boston...So Did My Gear!
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26 July 2013 The Departure Countdown Begins!
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5 July 2013 Gearing Up and Getting Ready
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14 June 2013 Glaciers in a Nutshell and the Mystery of the Drumlin
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12 June 2013 Staying Connected
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6 June 2013 Students and Scientist Enjoy a Little Face Time
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14 April 2013 Where to Begin
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