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Name: Lesley Urasky
Occupation: Teacher
Organization: Rawlins High School
Location:
Rawlins, WY
United States

About

Lesley Urasky's love of nature began when her parents took her into the mountains when she was just six days old! Since then, she has received a bachelor's and a master's degree in Geology from the University of Wyoming and has spent time working in the oil, gas, and mining industries in the Rocky Mountain region. Ms. Urasky currently teaches science at Rawlins High School, in Rawlins, Wyoming. Throughout her 12 years of teaching she has taught numerous subjects, including geology, astronomy, and AP Biology to name a few. She has also been an adjunct faculty member in Geology at both the community college and university levels.

While teaching in Texas, she and five of her students were selected to participate in NOAA's First Student Summit on Ocean Issues in Washington, D.C, presenting their plan to mitigate estuary degradation in Texas to various federal agencies and National Geographic. It was here, that she met Dr. Sylvia Earle, National Geographic's Explorer-in-Residence, who remains a motivating figure in her desire to study our planet's natural resources. Ms. Urasky hopes that her experience with PolarTREC will help show her students that science is an adventure that can take you to new and exciting places both physically and intellectually.

In her free time, she enjoys whitewater rafting, camping & hiking, snowshoeing, and traveling to exotic places.

Journals

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1 August 2010 Creating Memories of Warm Weather
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1 December 2010 Christchurch - Gateway to Antarctica
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1 January 2011 Meet the Team: John Stone
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10 December 2010 Food Pull
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10 January 2011 American Antarctic Airfields
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11 December 2010 Antarctic Aquarium and Scientific Research
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12 December 2010 Scott's Discovery Hut
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12 January 2011 Snow and Ice Patterns
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13 December 2010 Pressure Ridges
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13 June 2011 Thinking Back to My Time in Antarctia Part I: Arrival and Time in McMurdo
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14 December 2010 It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!
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14 January 2011 Return From Mt. Hope
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14 June 2011 Thinking Back to My Time in Antarctia Part II: In the Field
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15 December 2010 Interesting People I've Met In Antarctica - Lynette Barna
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15 December 2010 Observation Hill
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15 January 2011 Shackleton Glacier Reconnaissance Flight
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16 December 2010 Next Stop, CTAM!
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16 January 2011 Return from CTAM
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16 June 2011 Thinking Back to My Time in Antarctia Part III: Returning Home
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17 December 2010 CTAM and Helicopter Flight to Cloudmaker
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19 December 2010 First Helicopter Ride
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2 December 2010 Almost "Boomeranged"
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2 December 2010 ECW (Extreme Cold Weather) Gear Check-out
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2 January 2011 A Hopeful Start to the New Year
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20 December 2010 Fieldwork - Collecting Samples for Cosmogenic Dating
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