Happy weekend! Today marks the beginning of a new weekly series here at Boreal Bites, the Saturday Wrap-Up. I’ve curated links from Twitter, Facebook, podcasts, news — looking everywhere I can for anything I can find — and fetched for you the most intriguing stories of the bunch.
Whether you’re able to enjoy an iced tea this summer Saturday, or are warming yourself with a mug of coffee in your unheated dry cabin, I hope you’ll look through the gems of the week.
I have the outdoors on my mind today — Alaskans transform summer into a series of short trips, several-day excursions, or all-out expeditions, and here are examples of each of those.
SNRAS launches new research/outreach project centered on boreal forest – OneTree has deconstructed and elevated birch tree art, science, and culture for three years, now. For the last year and a half, I’ve on-and-off helped OneTree set up workshops, classroom activities and art installations for kids, artists and the general public. OneTree’s expansion from these funds will bring more of those opportunities — I’m interested in hearing how Week in The Woods goes at the end of this month.
Chasing rocks and bears – Phoebe Cohen’s pilot couldn’t land the helicopter until they scared off the grizzly bear meandering where they were about to study rocks. She tells Story Collider listeners about what happened after they landed near the Alaska-Yukon border, including contemplating the possibility of rolling a dead bear into Canada.
And last, 2012’s successful Denali summits are rolling into Twitter. I’ve assembled a Storify following the last two weeks of climbs to appreciate the beauty of long-forgotten snow from afar.