I had the opportunity to work with Jackie Hrabok-Leppajarvi (a reindeer epidemiologist!) and the students of UAF's Ecology Explorers. The 13 local kids participating in this summer program were excited to learn about the Healy and what we will be doing for research.
I left my house in New Hampshire at 2:30am EST on Monday, July 29th to begin my PolarTREC expedition. I flew from Boston to Seattle, Seattle to Anchorage, and then Anchorage to Nome with a short stop in Kotzebue.
As a high school science teacher, I continually present my students with a vast amount of information often in the form of graphics. These graphics can be data presented as graphs, tables, and diagrams.
After spending time in Utqiagvik, I had the opportunity to travel south to Toolik Field Station. The National Science Foundation funds Toolik Field Station and the facilities are operated by the Institute of Arctic Biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF).