All Arctic Visiting Speaker Tours

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2009

Date(s): 
8 April 2009 to 10 April 2009
Speaker: 
Michelle Ridgway

In April 2009 Michelle Ridgway traveled to the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, Alaska to share her experiences in Alaska ocean exploration. Michelle spoke to the scientific staff, students from Seward High School marine biology class, and the general public.

2008

Date(s): 
1 September 2008 to 8 September 2008
Speaker: 
Angaangaq Lyberth

In September, Angaangaq Lyberth visited Montpelier, VT. Angaangaq was hosted by the non-profit organization EarthWalk Vermont. Lyberth gave workshops at various public venues and a special presentation at EarthWalk, a nonprofit community promoting nature education.

Date(s): 
9 April 2008 to 11 April 2008
Speaker: 
Jon Waterman

Presentations

In April 2008 Jonathan Waterman traveled to the Center for Northern Studies at Sterling College in Vermont to share his unique perspective on the North and his views on the environment, politics, and preservation.

Date(s): 
10 March 2008 to 27 March 2008
Speaker: 
Kathleen Osgood

In March 2008 Dr. Kathleen Osgood Dana traveled to Borgarnes, Iceland and Rovaniemi, Finland to deliver talks on contemporary indigenous literature of the North.

While in Iceland, Kati addressed students at Bifröst University. She also presented a lecture titled, "Saana, Malla, and the Tears of Kilpis" to a local classroom, with the assistance of Dûra Eyland Garéirsdottir.

Date(s): 
14 February 2008 to 17 February 2008
Speaker: 
Hrafn Gunnlaugsson

The German & Scandinavian Studies division of the Languages, Literatures and Cultures department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst were pleased to host the United States debut screening of the Viking film Embla (2007) with the film's award-winning Icelandic director Hrafn Gunnlaugsson present to introduce the film and discuss his work. The film is an Icelandic-Swedish co- production. The screening, which was open to the public, took place on February 15, 2008.

Date(s): 
11 February 2008 to 14 February 2008
Speaker: 
Richard Feely

The release of CO2 emissions through the burning of fossil fuels is well known as impacting of global warming. Less well known is that through absorbing atmospheric CO2, the world's oceans and, in particular, the Arctic's oceans are becoming more acidic. In February 2008, Dr. Richard Feely traveled to Anchorage, AK and presented at the, "Climate Change: Oceans, Fisheries & Marine Mammals" Workshop at the Alaska Forum on the Environment.

Date(s): 
8 February 2008 to 11 February 2008
Speaker: 
Charles Wohlforth

During February 2008, writer Charles Wohlforth delivered illustrated presentations on arctic marine habitats and conservation, and the role of native peoples and global warming. Mr. Wohlforth lectured at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center (PTMSC) to a group of approximately 50-100 people, consisting of PTMSC members and volunteers, local students and teachers, residents, and visitors to Fort Worden State Park.

Date(s): 
1 February 2008 to 10 March 2008
Speaker: 
David Klein

In February and early March of 2008, Professor Emeritus Dave Klein traveled to, both Oslo, Norway, and Lisbon, Portugal to present about and discuss with participants the hot button topic of climate change. Dr. Klein gained insight into how Europeans are responding to the climate change issue to contrast with his Alaskan and North American perspective. He delivered talks to university students, faculty, and staff members, as well as presenting at primary and secondary schools and community events.

While in Norway and Portugal, Dr. Klein discussed the following topics:

2007

Date(s): 
29 November 2007 to 1 December 2007
Speaker: 
Angaangaq Lyberth

In November 2007 Angaangaq Lyberth or "Uncle" as he is known traveled to Montpelier, Vermont. While there Uncle delivered a talk at the Montpelier Community Justice Center on the "Use of Circles" in conflict resolution. He also addressed the public about lessons he had learned about the changing world and offered wisdom imparted by the Elders of his community during several events over two days.

Date(s): 
11 November 2007 to 16 November 2007
Speaker: 
Caleb Pungowiyi

In November 2007 Caleb Pungowiyi traveled to Texas A&M University located in College Station, Texas. While in Texas Caleb spoke with 3-5th grade students at Allen Academy and science students at Cypress Grove Intermediate School. He also participated in class discussions and lectured about sustainable arctic communities during a Texas A&M upper level Geology course. After his lecture he met with faculty, and researchers at Texas A&M for more informal discussions. Caleb also met with Geology students in an informal setting while in College Station.