North for Science! is a week-long field expedition for students currently in 7th and 8th grade. This year’s trip will be June 7-14, 2017. Students depart Fairbanks and travel up the Dalton Highway, camping near Coldfoot and Galbraith Lake. For eight days, they are immersed in an outdoor experience as they traverse lands adjacent to and including: Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, the Dalton Highway Corridor, and Yukon Flats, Kanuti and Arctic National Wildlife Refuges. Activities are designed to help them practice basic camping skills, learn teamwork, and engage in many aspects of field science/research as they investigate firsthand the dynamics of the changing subarctic and arctic ecosystems.
North for Science! is an active science education program. The group works hard and plays hard, living outdoors and getting dirty in all kinds of weather and bug conditions. Participants need to be energetic, flexible team members who will enthusiastically jump into all the opportunities along the way! Thanks to our sponsors and collaborators, North for Science! is operated at no cost to the participating students.
You can also read more about the program and hear what some student’s have to say by following this link to the 2016 TRIP REPORT.
North for Science! is a collaborative program. Resources, staff, funding, and other support provided by:
Alaska Songbird Institute, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Additional support provided by: Toolik Field Station (UAF) and community sponsors.