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Name: Nick LaFave
Occupation: Teacher
Organization: Clover High School
Location:
Clover, SC
United States

About

Nick LaFave is a National Board Certified Teacher who has been teaching science since 1997. He currently teaches Environmental Science in Clover, South Carolina. Mr. LaFave grew up close to the New York/Canada border between the St. Lawrence River valley and the Adirondack Park. Walking out the door of his childhood home to explore the nearby woods, or fish the river sparked a lifelong passion for learning about nature. Mr. LaFave uses a hands-on approach to teaching Environmental Science. He and his students manage a nearly 100 acre "outdoor classroom" where some of the unique learning opportunities include monitoring fish populations and water quality, studying turtle populations, and raising tilapia to control nuisance plant species. He also encourages his students to be active participants in community service. Outside the classroom, Mr. LaFave spends his time playing hockey, golfing, attempting to play guitar and mandolin, hiking, and camping with his wife (also a teacher) and daughter.

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Journals

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20 July 2012 Back to Running Water and Trees
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19 July 2012 Goodbye Toolik
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21 July 2012 Brief Intermission
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18 July 2012 Two Flat Tires and No Windshield: An Epic Road Trip
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17 July 2012 Polar People: Michael Sheriff, Biologist and T-Ball Champion
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16 July 2012 A Bird in the Hand… is a Lot Cooler Than You Might Think!
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15 July 2012 Swimming in the Arctic Ocean
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13 July 2012 Body Clocks and Weak Bones
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12 July 2012 Chicks, Golf, and Saying Goodbye to Atigun
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10 July 2012 Trapping Arctic Ground Squirrels
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8 July 2012 Climbing Molar
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7 July 2012 Tundra Harvest
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6 July 2012 Meet Team Spider Part 3: Nick LaFave
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5 July 2012 Helicopter Ride!
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4 July 2012 Fourth of July - Toolik Style
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3 July 2012 Meet Team Spider Part 2: Amanda Koltz
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2 July 2012 Taking a Closer Look - Through the Lens of a Naturalist
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1 July 2012 Biking the Pipeline on My Day Off
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30 June 2012 Polar People: Seth Beaudreault, Naturalist and Dancing Machine
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29 June 2012 Gone Fishing!
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28 June 2012 Meet Team Spider Part 1: Kiki Contreras
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27 June 2012 Answers to the Sounds of Science
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26 June 2012 Eye in the Sky - 50 meters, 1 hour, 36,814 data values!
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26 June 2012 Sounds of Science
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25 June 2012 Two Showers per Week - Water Conservation
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