Time Line February 2005–May 2005
Online Classroom Coverage February 14–May 13, 2005
Approx. Mileage 700 miles
Team 27 Polar Huskies and an International team of six educators, scientists, and explorers
Conditions -45 F to +40 F. Daylight hours from 9 in February to 24 in May
Terrain Tundra, Brooks Mountain Range, Coastal Plain, Arctic Ocean
Check out the GoNorth!ANWR 2005 detailed route map.


Join GoNorth! ANWR 2005 A FREE K-12 Online Classroom Dogsled Expedition through the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Setting out to explore the prospects of oil exploration, document the realities of Arctic climate change and the value of traditional ecological knowledge, we will dogsled the majestic land of Alaska, to learn from the Gwiich’n and Inupiat Eskimo (Inuit) People along the trail; while gathering scientific data from the field in collaboration with National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Arctic Transect 2004, Week 22... "The Arctic is a very special place that truly is the barometer to all of our actions in the midlattitudes. Our hope is that you have learned a great deal during Arctic Transect 2004 and that you have been inspired to make a difference on a local scale."
-Team Arctic Transect 2004


Congratualtions Team Arctic Transect 2004 on your successful Arctic Adventure Learning Expedition!!

After 155 days on the trail and relished by the participation of teachers and students worldwide, the team is excited to return home for a joyful celebration of this historic adventure learning project.

The entire team of Arctic Transect 2004 extends our deepest gratitude to the people of Nunavut and the Northwest Territories for their generous and heartfelt support throughout the journey of Arctic Transect 2004.


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