Greetings from the Norseman II! The science party came aboard on Tuesday. Since then, everyone is hard at work setting up the equipment and the lab area. The Norseman II is based in Homer, AK. The transit to Nome took about a week. When they arrived in Nome on Monday, it was too stormy to dock in
Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) is an emerging health threat in the Bering Straits, and a big part of the research on the Norseman II. I think that it is safe to say that it will come up a lot in this blog, so I want to take some time to share some information about it. ## What is Paralytic
I have yet to make it to Utqiagvik yet. Covid has put a halt to so many things, this expedition included. That being said, I spent some time a few weeks ago near the Arctic circle in Iceland. I got a taste of the midnight (near) Arctic sun. My two children were fascinated to learn that the sun doesn
Nine days to go! I can’t believe we will be going to sea in a little more than a week. The last few months have felt like a whirlwind as I finished up the school year and got ready for the trip. I have lots of questions, such as “will I get seasick?” and “What will it be like to spend almost a
This content has been created with the intent for the teacher to develop it to best suit their classroom setting. In its most basic form, students are asked to analyze wet and dry berry data to determine how water content changes (or doesn’t) for several berry species over the course of one season.
This lesson has multiple stages or
This article, written by PolarTREC educator Sarah Johnson, was published on June 10, 2022 in the online publication Float Your Boat; Connecting People to the Arctic Ocean. Float Your Boat Info (FYB) is an outreach project of the International Arctic Buoy Programme developed by David Forcucci (US Coast Guard, retired), and Ignatius Rigor (Polar Science Center, Applied Physics Laboratory, University
This video was taken by John Woods for the International Arctic Buoy Programme Spring Deployment, approximately 100 miles north of Utqiagvik, Alaska. It was filmed at the buoy cluster site where three buoys were deployed on the Arctic sea ice to measure current conditions and take observations.
Article in the local Sopris Sun newspaper about PolarTREC educator Sarah Johnson and her experiences from her expedition with the International Arctic Buoy Programme as part of the PolarTREC program. The article was published in Volume 14, Number 20 | June 23 - June 29, 2022.
The Arctic Ocean Curriculum Unit was created by the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States with funding from the North Pacific Research Board. This project aimed to update and revise existing Arctic Ocean-related lesson plans originally created by PolarTREC program teacher alumni. The format used lends itself to the changes in education - providing student-facing slide decks that allow
After two years of anticipation due to Covid-19 derailments, I spent 12 days in Utqiaġvik, Alaska as the education officer with the International Arctic Buoy Programme (IABP) from March 28-April 7, 2022. This was the 2022 IABP Utqiaġvik Spring Deployment under the National Science Foundation Award #1951762 Collaborative Research: Coordination, Data Management and Enhancement of the