HUNTINGTON Arctic Visiting Speaker Tours
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Henry Huntington of the Pew Environment Group traveled to the far reaches of Neryungri, Russia in early February. There he was busy interacting with many audiences including students and faculty of the Technical Institute (branch) of the North-Eastern Federal University, Neryungri state administrative authorities, the Neryungri Youth Parliament, and teaching staff and pupils of the Experimental Boarding School for indigenous peoples of Sakha Republic.
Titles of some of the presentations that Henry gave include: "Humans and the Arctic Environment: Changing Roles, Changing Research", "Peoples of the Arctic: Similarities and Differences", and "Oceans, Watersheds and People: Facts, Myths, and Realities". He also gave a presentation on the Pew Environmental Group, attended discussions on traditional ecological knowledge and contemporary research in the Arctic.
In April 2010 Orville Huntington travelled to Charleston, Illinois to present at Eastern Illinois University. Orville spoke with EIU students enrolled in the class Hunters and Gatherers. His two articles, "The Significance of Context in Community-Based Research" and "They're here – I can feel them: the epistemic spaces of Indigenous and Western Knowledge" will be the basis for his lecture to the EIU students. Orville's research interests include: impacts of subsistence on fish, animals, and plants of northern ecosystems; the evaluation of current policy and regulations and their affects on the subsistence methods and means of harvesting fish, wildlife, and plants; and the use of Native American Traditional Ecological Knowledge to better understand how global climate change is affecting the subsistence resources in northern areas. Orville's public lecture was titled, "Coping with Climate Change in Native Alaska, presented at the Doudna Fine Arts Center Lecture Hall on 21 April. Orville also had the opportunity to visit Carl Sandburg Elementary School where he talked with the third graders about climate change and the effects in his community. The third graders have been immersed in a unit about Native American culture and history. The hope of the tour is to broaden EIU student's cultural horizons, as EIU is composed of less than 1% Native American/Alaskan Eskimo students. Orville's main focus is on the preservation of Native subsistence hunting, fishing, and trapping opportunities and the cultural significance of these events.
Keynote speaker at the NAME - 2002 Regional Conference regarding the convergence of science and folklore to explain the Arctic climate and environmental changes.
Ways of Knowing Science: An Alaska Native Perspective
These two experts on the effects of environmental change on arctic subsistence lifestyles contributed their perspectives to this cooperative K-12 science education program. The speakers gave classroom presentations at elementary, middle, and high schools in the Port Aransas School District. Topics of discussion were based on themes from the Study of Arctic Change program selected by teachers at the different grade levels.
* Study of Arctic Change: An Interactive Program Linking Researchers with K-12 Students is a collaboration between the Marine Science Institute, University of Texas and Port Aransas, Texas, School District