North for Science!
Eight middle school students from Fairbanks, Anchorage and Wasilla spent a week studying subarctic and arctic ecosystems of the Brooks Range. Students camped out and practiced non-lethal bear deterrents, installed and collected GPS data for swallow nest boxes, collected snowshoe hare pellets for a long-term population study, created research transects on the vast tundra, and observed songbird capture and identification with a researcher.
- Home Town Fairbanks
- School District N/A
- Award Category Science & Environment