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Adventure to the Most Remote Place in Alaska

Just getting to St. Matthew and Hall islands is an adventure. Senior Scientist Aaron Wells made the journey as part of a multidisciplinary biological expedition to this most remote place in Alaska, located in the middle of the Bering Sea and over 200 miles from the nearest village. In early June 2018, Aaron flew from Fairbanks to St. Paul, Alaska. From there, he and the rest of the field crew boarded the R/V Tiglax (TEKH-lah — Aleut for eagle) for a 25-hour boat ride to the islands where they would spend the next two weeks conducting wildlife and vegetation surveys.

2018 Interior Alaska Science Fair

ABR is proud to be a corporate sponsor of the Interior Alaska Science Fair which took place Wednesday through Saturday of last week here in Fairbanks. ABR Senior Scientist, Sue Bishop, was the co-coordinator again this year, and ABR gave out two special awards for outstanding projects in wildlife biology and environmental science. The future looks bright with these innovative scientists!

REACH Up in Unalakleet

In August, ABR Senior Scientist Matt Macander gave a presentation at the REACH Up Science and Culture Camp in Unalakleet. The REACH (Raise Educational Achievement Through Cultural Heritage) Up camp brought together paraeducators, teachers and scientists to examine issues around the theme of "Changing Lifestyles". Matt gave a presentation about wildlife, vegetation, habitat changes, and shifts in landscape ecology. He also discussed the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones) in vegetation mapping and gave them a demonstration that included taking the picture included below. You can find out more about the REACH Up program by visiting the website: REACH Up

ABR sparks conversation during Week of the Arctic

Senior Scientist Dr. JJ Frost will moderate the Arctic Roundtable public event next Mon 8 May 2017 at the Blue Loon. The topic is "Arctic Seas in a Time of Change: Status, Trends, and Implications Within and Beyond the Arctic." Senior Scientist Dr. Adrian Gall is serving as an expert panelist along with University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) professors Dr. Tom Weingartner and Dr. Lawson Brigham. This event is organized by the Arctic Institute of North America, and co-sponsored by the Week of the Arctic which will be taking place at UAF next week. As an added enticement there are free hors d'oeuvres before the event. Come one, come all!

Bringing landscape science to the classroom

Sally Kieper from UAF's School of Education invited ABR Senior Scientist Dr. JJ Frost to come with her to Unalakleet, AK as a visiting scientist to speak with classes K-12 about environmental science and change. Rather than drone on and on about Science, he thought it would be cool to have students explore changes in their own community and surrounding landscape.

ABR's triple bottom line: "Environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and economic viability"