Member Details

Name: Misty Nikula
Occupation: Teacher
Organization: Whatcom Day Academy
Location:
Bellingham, WA
United States

About

Misty Nikula has taught math and science at Whatcom Day Academy in Bellingham, Washington for nine years and in 2004 was awarded two Science Teacher of the Year awards. Ms. Nikula considers herself a scientist first, then a teacher, and encourages her students to see themselves as scientists as well. Ms. Nikula worked as a chemical engineer for five years before returning to school to get her Masters of Education. Ms. Nikula’s own high school science teachers helped her develop a love for learning—a curiosity that inspired her to seek out programs like PolarTREC where she can work in the field with scientists and bring her experiences back to her school and community. Ms. Nikula was a TREC teacher in 2004 (Barrow, Alaska) and 2006 (Kuril Islands, Russia).

Journals

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28 October 2007 Reflection on my second summer in the Kuril Islands
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23 August 2007 Seoul, Korea -> Seattle, WA -> Bellingham, WA
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22 August 2007 Russia -> Seoul, Korea
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21 August 2007 Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
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16 August 2007 Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
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2 August 2007 Drobnyye Excavation Site – Simushir
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14 August 2007 Korsakov and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
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13 August 2007 AUDIO JOURNAL - Transiting the Sea of Okhotsk
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2 August 2007 Drobnyye, Shiashkotan
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6 August 2007 Matt Walsh’s Journal
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10 August 2007 Ryponkicha – Ushishir Group
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2 August 2007 Matt Walsh’s Journal
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4 August 2007 Matt Walsh’s Journal
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9 July 2007 Dushnaya Bay Simushir Island
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9 August 2007 Ryponkicha – Ushishir Group
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4 August 2007 Sea of Okhotsk side of Matua Island
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6 August 2007 Sea of Okhotsk side of Matua Island
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5 August 2007 Pacific side of Matua Island part 2
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2 August 2007 Pacific Side of Matua Island part 1
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29 July 2007 Vodapadnaya Excavation Site – Simushir Island
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1 August 2007 Aboard Iskatel – Ushishir Group to Matua
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31 July 2007 Vodapadnaya Excavation Site – Simushir Island
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1 August 2007 AUDIO JOURNAL - An Update from Matua Island
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6 August 2007 AUDIO JOURNAL - Matua Island
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23 July 2007 Nakatamori - Simushir Island
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