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High School Teacher Eve Kendrick will work with Linda Deegan and her associates from the Ecosystems Center on determining the effects of climate change on Arctic grayling.

From Alaska to Alabama, Teacher Will Bring Stream Research Into Classroom

Although Eve Kendrick will be worlds away from her Tuscaloosa high school students this summer, they will never be far from her mind. She will be creating lessons plans for them as she sits by a stream full of Arctic grayling on the North Slope of Alaska.

As a participant in the National Science Foundation's Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program at the Ecosystems Center's Arctic Long Term Ecological Research site in Toolik Lake, Alaska, Ms. Kendrick will take part in research conducted by Ecosystems Center senior Scientist Linda Deegan on the effects of climate change on Arctic grayling and lake trout.

With degrees in science and teaching from Virginia Commonwealth University, Ms. Kendrick is excited to participate in a project that focuses on how young-of-the-year Arctic grayling change along temperature and nutrient gradients. She hopes that students in her high school biology, forensic science, marine science and environmental science at Northside High School in Tuscaloosa, "will feel connected to research and able to understand the broader implications of scientific research."

Later in the summer, Ms. Kendrick will travel north to Barrow, Alaska, to give a seminar on the stream research to local Iñupiat Eskimos high school students.

Follow Ms. Kendrick's Alaska experience on her blog.