Toolik Field Station is often referred to as the "pad", "camp" or "station". Staff and users use these interchangeably when referring to Toolik Field Station. The pad specifically refers to the graveled area the station is built on. Now you know!
The photo below was taken on a beautiful July day from the North.
Layout of camp
Toolik is divided in 2 general areas - the residential area and the rest of camp which consists of:
- Lab area
- Tent city
- Dining Hall
- Cold Storage
- Shipping/Receiving tent and workshop
- Tool workshop
- Toolik Health Club (THC)
- Tank farm/refueling/generators
- Shower module
- EMT facility
The residential area has quiet hours from 10pm to 8am. Some residents stay in weatherport tents which conduct noise easily, hence the importance to respect these quiet hours at all times.