The group departed for Alaska on July 8. Below,
the group and their gear at the Anchorage airport.
day, members of the team wrote a journal
entry for the day. This update (photos and journal entries) was
sent from the field on July 15, as the teachers reached the end
of the first leg of their journey: road trip from Anchorage to Fairbanks.
Read each days journal entries to follow the groups progress
Above: Phil Wharton
at Wishbone Hill (on July 10),
intent on capturing that fossil.
Below: Phelana Pang and Holly Ruff pose at Matanuska
Glacier (July 11).
July 9: After breakfast...we went on a rockin
walk around the rocks (the University of Alaska, Anchorages fantastic
rock garden) where we met Phil and a host of other residents with
remarkable past lives. Read more...
July 10: Today we began our drive up the Glenn Highway
on our field trip to Fairbanks. As we began to pack the vans for
the trip, we were greeted by a young velvet-antlered moose...
July 11: We awoke at drenched Glacier View Campground
with just enough time to take down our wet tents before the rain
began to pick up again...Read more...
July 12: ...Driving through the spectacular Alaska
Range we headed towards the fossil site on colorful Rainbow Mountain...
July 13 & 14: ...After a brief briefing of the
next few days agenda, we all left for the University of Alaska
Museum. At the museum we saw a wonderful collection of dinosaur
On to Tales from Alaska, Part II...