The NSB-DWM has been working on programs to encourage North Slope students to study science in college and to choose a career in science. Some of these programs (see the list of links below) are funded by the NSB Mayor's Office.

We are also available for Classroom Visits and/or Field Trips with students on the North Slope. We usually have a biologist and a subsistence hunter go into classrooms together (Tag-Team Presentations) and talk about subsistence resources and the Arctic. For schools in the outlying villages, with enough notice we will do our best to visit your school. For schools onslope and offslope, we are also available for online "Virtual Classroom Visits" using technology such as Skype.  To request a visit, contact our Outreach Coordinator with your topic of interest and your preferred times and dates and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Pierce, L., et al. 2012. From North to North: Outreach and Educational Opportunities on the North Slope. Poster presented at the Alaska Marine Science Symposium, Anchorage, Alaska, January 2012. 

Other Student Projects

Caribou Collaring at Onion Portage Read about NSB students assisting ADF&G biologists in collaring caribou at Onion Portage.

Polar Bear Art Contest and Polar Bear Cub Naming Contest NSB students learn more about polar bears!

Sense of Place Projects "Tracy Burns, 18 years old [from Kaktovik], participated in the ShoreZone/Media Action film workshop this summer in Kaktovik on the North Slope. This ShoreZone cultural project aimed to document traditional knowledge of the coast by facilitating a film workshop with youth, in which they could interview elders about their knowledge of the coast and make movies to show their community. Tracy and Britany Burns' movie called 'Weather or Not' was selected for the Snowdance category of the Anchorage Film Festival. For this film, they interviewed elders in the community about coastal change around their village. Thanks to the Arctic Slope Community Foundation, ExxonMobil, and the North Slope Borough for making the project 'Sense of Place' happen in beautiful Kaktovik. Check out videos produced by the students in Kaktovik and Kotzebue at the Vimeo Shorezone page

Other Resources for Students

ANSEP: Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program  UA program designed to mentor and encourage Alaskan Native and rural Alaskan students to pursue education in a science or engeering field.

Future Alaskans in Fisheries and Marine Science  Website sponsored by UAF to help rural Alaskans and Alaska Natives pursue education towards careers in fisheries and marine and ocean sciences

Arctic Science Resources This page includes a list of websites that may be useful for information on arctic science.