All Arctic Visiting Speaker Tours

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2013

Date(s): 
13 November 2013 to 15 November 2013
Speaker: 
Samuel Mukasa

Dr. Mukasa visited three different elementary schools in the Hilliard City School District in Columbus, Ohio to speak to 4th and 5th graders on the changing Arctic environment. Questions he discussed with students include:

Date(s): 
31 October 2013 to 3 November 2013
Speaker: 
Craig George

Craig arrived in Sitka a week prior to the WhaleFest to give presentations for the 'Scientist in the Schools' program and during the weekend science symposium. During the WhaleFest, Craig worked with sea chantey and Yankee whaling expert Don Sineti of Mystic Seaport. Don and Craig have crossed paths previously at Sitka WhaleFest and they always have ended up comparing notes on the exchange of whaling traditions between the two groups of whalers. This year they presented information formally comparing the overlap and differences of the whaling traditions.

Date(s): 
13 June 2013 to 29 July 2013
Speaker: 
Arto Rinne

Arto Rinne will fly from St. Petersburg, Russia to Boston, Massachusetts for 6 weeks of playing music, lecturing and touring in the Midwest and New England. He will be accompanied by his band Sattuma, a four-person Karelian Folk band. Sattuma will start the 2013 summer tour at the PECO Multicultural Day at Penn's Landing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 15th then on to Hancock, Michigan as featured performers at the US FinnFest in June, and on to Sudbury, Canada to perform at the Canadian FinnFest. In addition to playing, Arto will be giving lectures in many locations along the tour.

Date(s): 
3 March 2013 to 25 March 2013
Speaker: 
Sarah Hurst

Sarah Hurst from Anchorage, Alaska traveled to St. Petersburg, Russia to work with Elena Andreeva of INTAARI. Elena and Sarah had a very busy 3-week itinerary. Sarah gave many presentations to varied audiences including: the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, INTAARI, the Russian Geographic Society, the Museum of Arctic and Antarctic of St. Petersburg, the American Corner, the Interregional public organization Society “ZNANIE”, the American Councils for International Education, the Union of Journalists, as well as many secondary schools.

Date(s): 
27 February 2013 to 28 February 2013
Speaker: 
Kirk Dombrowski
Kirk Dombrowski discusses halibut hooks

Kirk Dombrowski traveled to Providence, RI to work with colleagues at the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology at Brown University from 27-28 February 2013. En-route from New York, he stopped at the Collections Research Center in Bristol, RI to tour the Museum's Arctic Collections and visit with museum staff. Following that, he continued on to campus where he gave a public lecture on "Understanding Arctic Communities on the Brink of Self-Governance". At this presentation, Dr.

Date(s): 
5 February 2013 to 11 February 2013
Speaker: 
Henry Huntington

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.

Date(s): 
26 January 2013 to 2 February 2013
Speaker: 
David Klein

Dr. Klein traveled to Florida State University (FSU) in Tallahassee, Florida to work with members of the Department of Biological Sciences. He presented a talk entitled "Red and Arctic Fox Predation on Colonial Nesting Seabirds in a Changing Climate on Alaska's Bering Sea Islands" to faculty and graduate students. Dr. Klein also presented a BIOSCOPES webinar on "Climate Change Effects on the Ecology of Wildlife in the Alaskan Arctic and Sub-Arctic".

2012

Date(s): 
1 November 2012 to 4 November 2012
Speaker: 
Rolf Gradinger

Dr. Gradinger traveled to Sitka, Alaska for four days of educational and outreach activities as part of the Sitka WhaleFest. Dr. Gradinger started his tour with a community presentation at the Kettleson Memorial Library entitled “Trials, Tribulations, & Triumphs of Arctic Research” on November 1st. His second presentation entitled “Changing the Arctic: One species at a time” took place as part of the Sitka WhaleFest symposium.

Date(s): 
1 November 2012 to 6 November 2012
Speaker: 
Anne Jensen

Anne Jensen spent five days in Valdez talking about her arctic archaeology work to audiences of all ages. During November 2—5 Anne presented programs at Prince William Sound Community College and the Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum. While at the museum, she also helped to identify some artifacts. On November 2nd, Anne was on the air to share her experiences and stories on local public radio station KCHU's "Coffee Break".

Date(s): 
24 August 2012 to 30 August 2012
Speaker: 
George Archibald

Dr. George Archibald, co-founder of the International Crane Foundation, was a participant and guest speaker at the 2012 Tanana Valley Sandhill Crane Festival from August 24th through August 26th. There he spoke about "Cranes in the Arctic" as well as gave other presentations at the festival. The Crane Festival included educational and outreach events that engaged the Fairbanks community including scientific presentations, community presentations, guided walks, and art events which all focused on increasing Fairbanksans knowledge of Sandhill Crane conservation and natural history. Dr.