Site visit in Brevig Mission                      
May 9, 2018


Students learn from seabird scientist Alexis Will about
characteristics of birds with a hands-on activity
. Photo by Yuri Bult-Ito.

Caribou hide & seal meat dry in the May sun on a meat drying rack. Photo by Yuri Bult-Ito.

The foothills of the Seward Peninsula Mountains are the
backdrop to a spring melt pond forming under a sewer line
.
Photo by Yuri Bult-Ito.

Seagulls pick at a seal carcass on the melting Bering Sea ice. Photo by Yuri Bult-Ito.

Solar panels capture the May sun in newer housing
developments in Brevig Mission
. Photo by Yuri Bult-Ito.

A fish rack, fish net and bouys on the beach in front of the
Seward Peninsula Mountains. Photo by Yuri Bult-Ito.

 

Site visit in Teller                      
May 8, 2018

 
Looking Northwest
toward the Grantley Harbor body of water. Photo by Yuri Bult-Ito.
 

Teller School
sits on the Port Clarence beach side of the spit "Nooke." Photo by Yuri Bult-Ito.
 
A dried starfish sits atop beach rocks on Port Clarence beach. Photo by Yuri Bult-Ito. 

 

REACH Up                      
Science & Culture Workshop, Fairbanks, April 20 - 21

 
Educators work together on science lesson experiments.
Photo by Yuri Bult-Ito.


Presenters Tyler Ivanoff, Adrienne Aakaluk Titus and
Sam Demientieff
lead the panel discussion.
Photo by Yuri Bult-Ito.
 

Meteorologist
Ed Plumb presents information about weather. Photo by Yuri Bult-Ito.

The Chena Hot Springs Resort tour showed lettuce
starts in their beginning stages
. Photo by Yuri Bult-Ito.

Elder Sam Demientieff shares his observations about
changing weather
. Photo by Yuri Bult-Ito.

Participants learned about hydroponics, with plants in
varying stages being fed custom nutrients in their water.
Photo by Yuri Bult-Ito.

 

Site Visit in Golovin            
March 28, 2018                   
  


Golovin School. Photo by Yuri Bult-Ito.


"Face of Golovin." Photo by Yuri Bult-Ito.

Artwork display at Golovin School. Photo by Yuri Bult-Ito.

Site Visit in White Mountain with Scientist Regine Hock              
March 27, 2017                  
  


White Mountain School. Snow machines are typical
methods of travel in the winter in village Alaska.

Photo by Yuri Bult-Ito.

Glaciologist Regine Hock helps students investigate
the effects of salt on the temperature of snow.

Photo by Yuri Bult-Ito.

The Sun peeks through clouds over a frozen river.
Photo by Yuri Bult-Ito.

District Science Fair in Stebbins              
March 7, 2018                  
  

District Science Fair
Science Fair held in Stebbins. Photo by Sean Tevebaugh.
Boat in ocean
Boat frozen in ocean. Photo by Yuri Bult-Ito.
Driftwood
Driftwood by ocean. Photo by Yuri Bult-Ito.
Bluff in sun
Bluff in the sun. Bluff by Stebbins.  Photo by Yuri Bult-Ito.
Award ceremony
Science Fair
award ceremony. Photo by Sean Tevebaugh.
Student presentation
Student gives presentation
during science fair. Photo by Sean Tevebaugh.

Site visit in Elim              
March 1-3, 2018                  
  

Elim School
Elim School. Photo by Yuri Bult-Ito.
Trees in the sun
Trees in the sun, Elim. Photo by Yuri Bult-Ito.
Sky and hill
Sky and hills near Elim. Photo by Yuri Bult-Ito.

Site visit in Shaktoolik with Environmental Health Specialist Leif Albertson              
February 28, 2018                  
  

Sunrise in Shaktoolik
Sunrise in Shaktoolik. Photo by Yuri Bult-Ito.
Students learn from Leif Albertson
Leif Albertson teaches students how to identify bed bugs. Photo by Yuri Bult-Ito.
Sea Ice near Shaktoolik
Ariel view of sea ice near Shaktoolik. Photo by Yuri Bult-Ito.

REACH Up Science and Culture Workshop in Anchorage              
February 16-17, 2018                  
  

Sam Norline speaks about the REACH Up program
Sam Norlin, REACH Up PI presents an overview of the
REACH Up project. Photo by Yuri Bult-Ito.
Cheryl Cooper presents at the workshop
Cheryl Cooper gives a presentation on the Next
Generation Science Standards.
Photo by Yuri Bult-Ito.
Teachers participate in lessons
Teachers try a REACH Up Environmental Cycles activity.
Photo by Yuri Bult-Ito.

Site visit in Koyuk with Scientist Lindsey Parkinson              
November 10, 2017                  
  

Plant-ecologist-Lindsey-Parkinson-engages-students-in-a-cloud-cover-activity_by-Yuri.
Plant ecologist Lindsey Parkinson engages students
in a cloud cover activity. Photo by Yuri Bult-Ito.

Koyuk School. Photo by Yuri Bult-Ito.

Ice starts to form on Norton Sound. Photo by
Yuri Bult-Ito.

BSSD In-Service, Unalakleet               
October 16-18, 2017                  
  


Aerial photo of the Alaska Range with a glacier on a
site visit trip. Photo by Yuri Bult-Ito.

A raven and a gull feast on a Beluga whale carcass
at the beach in Unalakleet.
Photo by Yuri Bult-Ito.

A thin layer of ice floats on the ocean in Unalakleet.
Photo by Yuri Bult-Ito.

Site visit in Savoonga & Gambell with Scientist Alexis Will                 
October 5-6, 2017               


Windmills
help generate energy in the village of Gambell. Photo
by Yuri Bult-Ito.

Sea bird scientist Alexis Will
leads a discussion on murres'
diet during a REACH Up school visit in Savoonga.
Photo by Yuri Bult-Ito.

Water lines
run over the tundra to houses in Savoonga.
Photo by Yuri Bult-Ito.

REACH Up                      
Science & Culture Camp, August 2017


Tyler Ivanoff shares hunting stories at the 2017 REACH Up Science and Culture Camp. Photo by Yuri Bult-Ito.

Roberta Walker (top left)
leads educators on an activity to identify invertebrates along the North River during the 2017 REACH Up Science and Culture Camp. Photo by Yuri Bult-Ito.

Matt Macander (far right)
leads a drone survey at the 2017 REACH Up Science and Culture Camp. Photo by Yuri Bult-Ito.  


Arnold Eakon
explains diesel engine operations to the 2017 REACH Up Science and Culture Camp participants at the Unalakleet Valley Electric Cooperative in Unalakleet. Photo by Yuri Bult-Ito. 


Abigail Takak
demostrates salmon filleting techniques at the 2017 REACH Up Science and Culture Camp. Photo by Yuri Bult-Ito.

Hills and rivers
in Unalakleet. Photo by Yuri Bult-Ito.

REACH Up                      
Culminating Workshop, April 2017


Teachers and K-12 Outreach Staff toured the Permafrost tunnel. Here, an ice wedge is illuminated from behind
. Photo by K-12 Staff, courtesy of US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering Research and Development Center (ERDC) Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) Permafrost Tunnel.
Teachers and K-12 Outreach Staff in the Permafrost tunnel. Photo by K-12 Staff, courtesy of US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering Research and Development Center (ERDC) Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL).
 
Teachers and K-12 Outreach Staff in the Permafrost tunnel. Photo by K-12 Staff, courtesy of US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering Research and Development Center (ERDC) Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL).
Everyone took a trip to view the pipeline by Fox . Not far from the Permafrost Tunnel, teachers had an opportunity to see the pipeline up close. Photo by K-12 Staff.
Teachers went on a Behind-the-Scenes tour at the UAF Large Animal Research Station (LARS). Here, a yearling muskox is shedding its qiviut. Photo by K-12 Staff, courtesy of LARS.
Teachers were treated to a performance by the Iñu-Yupiaq Dance Group, a student organization at UAF.  Some members of the dance group are Yup'ik language majors, and also presented a lesson about the Yup'ik language. Photo by K-12 Staff.

REACH Up                      
Science & Culture Camp, August 2016


Teachers and Cultural Knowledge Bearers work together on REACHUp lessons
. Photo by K-12 Staff.
Teachers and K-12 Outreach Staff preparing to go on Unalakleet River. Photo by K-12 Staff.
 
Participants are given a lesson in forest ecology. Photo by K-12 Staff.
Kari Rasmussen leads a lesson about moose . Photo by K-12 Staff.
The kitchen at Camp provides excellent food for participants. Photo by K-12 Staff.
Teachers work through the REACHUp lessons about building on permafrost. Photo by K-12 Staff.
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