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  • Polaris reunion at the American Geophysical Union conference

    The 2014 American Geophysical Union(AGU) Conference in San Francisco was a wonderful experience for the Polaris Project as well as for outreach to educators.
  • Making Outreach Connections

    Today was a very special day for me. I was able to meet with one of the local elementary school teachers in Cherskiy.
  • Out of the Field and into the Lab

    Since we have returned form the tundra the core students have been working endlessly on preparing their samples and collecting the various measurements in the laboratories at the station.
  • More Questions!

    The core students have been working hard in the field collecting, mapping, photographing, and measuring their plots, streams, and ponds. Now that we are into the last days of our time in the tundra the focus has turned toward extracting the numbers from the various samples.
  • Halfway There!

    It is very exciting to watch the core students and listen to how their conversations and questions develop and evolve as they experience the tundra firsthand and receive insights from the faculty members. This team has shown a huge amount of support for each other and a high level of understanding about what it takes to conduct successful polar science in the field.
  • Ideas Are Taking Shape!

    The first day out our group included Erika, Jessica, and Kenzie and we walked to the site known as Y3. This is where Dr. Heather Alexander has set up her studies on the effect of fire on the boreal forest.
  • The 2014 Polaris season is underway!

    Last weekend in Falmouth, Massachusetts we were all given the opportunity to get together for some safety training, some team building, and time to get to know one another face-to-face at the first annual Polaris Project Retreat. It was a great way to continue our work together and to get us ready for a great field season in Eastern Siberia.