PolarTREC has been an incredible experience for me, both professionally and personally. The expedition and experience have shifted the way I teach about science in the field and how I approach this with the students. It has also reiterated the fact that I am educating my students to think critically and ask testable questions. This experience
Researcher Elizabeth Webb discusses her experiences working in the field with a PolarTREC teacher. She worked with John Wood in 2011 and 2012, and Tom Lane in 2013, on the Carbon Balance in Warming and Drying Tundra expedition near Healy, Alaska. (She primarily discusses her time with John Wood since this interview was taken in 2013, before Tom Lane's expedition.)
Soil decomposers, such as some bacteria and fungi, obtain energy needed for life from dead and decomposing plant and animal remains, known as soil organic matter. Soil organic matter is important to local ecosystems because it affects soil structure, regulates soil moisture and temperature, and provides energy and nutrients to soil organisms. It is also important globally, because
This one hour event features the GLOBE Africa and Globe Seasons and Biomes expedition to Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa. Students and teachers that are on the expedition explain the different biomes they pass through on their way up to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
This one hour event features the expedition with the GLOBE Africa and GLOBE Seasons and Biomes program to Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa. Dr. Kenji Yoshikawa,from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, presents on the permafrost and hydrology features of Mt. Kilimanjaro while he is on the mountain.