Fresh Eyes on Ice Workshop 2019
Welcome to the Fresh Eyes on Ice program inaugural workshop. Teachers, community scientists, an elder, a social media consultant, and UAF researchers gathered to launch the program in the communities of Bethel, Galena, Fairbanks, Noatak, Shageluk, and Venetie. The goals of the workshop are:
- Establish personal & cultural relevance of ice monitoring,
- Understand gaps in scientific knowledge of ice seasonality, formation and degradation and community information needs,
- Co-develop the base ice monitoring protocol and tailor it to the needs of different school groups,
- Train project participants in sharing basic ice & snow data through a data portal and through social media,
- Build relationships among the Y1 cohort and FEI team, and
- Establish expectations for project participation.
The Fresh Eyes on Ice project is funded by the National Science Foundation Navigating the New Arctic and Arctic Observing Network programs through a grant to the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Project #1836523.