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Read an Essay about the Relationship between Caribou and Northern People from the Gates of the Arctic National Park's Web site

12/24/2008 Caribou have been vital to the survival of all native people whose homelands are now partially encompassed by Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve: Nunamiut Eskimos, Eskimo people of the Kobuk and Noatak Rivers, and Koyukon Indians. More

Live from the Mt. Erebus Observatory, atop the World's Southernmost Active Volcano, PolarTREC Teacher John Wood

12/23/2008 Through the NSF-funded PolarTREC program, Wood, from Talbert Middle School in Huntington Beach, Calif. is part of a team from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology working at the volcano's summit. Read his journals. More

USGS Web Site Provides an Illustrated Introduction to Glaciers, Climate and Change Over Time

12/22/2008 Focusing on Alaskan glaciers, the site examines one aspect of the global climate issue—the relationship between glaciers and climate. It incudes a PowerPoint presentation that "morphs" images from Kenai Fjords National Park to show change over time. More

On-line Exhibit: Yuungnaqpiallerput (The Way We Genuinely Live): Masterworks of Yup’ik Science and Survival

12/16/2008 The Yup’ik people have no word for science yet their tools were so well designed that they allowed the Yupiit to live in a land no one else would inhabit. An on-line version of the NSF-funded exhibit documents the depth and scope of Yupiit knowledge. More

From Dahl's Sheep to Wolverines, Watch a Web Slideshow Featuring the Animals that Inhabit Gates of the Arctic National Park

12/1/2008 The slide show is one of several on-line activites for children on the park's Web site. More