Lake El'gygytgyn (also called, Lake E) permafrost drilling started in mid-November of 2008. The ICDP (International Continental Drilling Program) is posting news reports and images to this blog several times each week. Check out early reports from Lake E.
This web site, managed by the Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service, tracks lightning strikes and fires in Alaska caused by lightning all the way back to 1939. See if you can find the lightning strike that caused the big fire of 2007.
The Toolik Field Station is located in the northern foothills of the Brooks Range in northern Alaska on the southeast shore of Toolik Lake (68°38’N, 149°36’W, elevation 720 m, 254 km north of the Arctic Circle). This location affords access to three major physiographic provinces of Alaska: the Brooks Range, the Arctic Foothills and the Arctic Coastal Plain. Toolik Field
The mission of Spaceward Bound is to train the next generation of space explorers by having students and teachers participate in the exploration of scientifically interesting but remote and extreme environments on Earth as analogs for human exploration of the Moon and Mars.
Spaceward Bound supports the second major NASA education goal to attract and retain students in STEM disciplines
A great resource that includes content and lessons for all grades. You can sign up to receive seeds that have either been in space or on Devon Island plus seeds that have not been exposed to harsh conditions. Students will be able to participate in a blind study to see if they can determine which seeds are the harsh environment