Figure 3. A centerpiece of the Microbial Worlds collaborative experience was a 5-day field trip to Toolik Field Station and Arctic Long-Term Ecological Research site on the North Slope of Alaska. In addition to engaging in structured scientific activities and giving presentations on their artwork, participants had unstructured recreational time hiking and exploring nature together in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (lower left). Participants attended several other single-day field trips, including to the Bonanza Creek Long-Term Ecological Research site in Interior Alaska with scientists, where they learned about boreal forest ecology and collected a permafrost core sample (top right).
Photos by Mary Beth Leigh and Debbie Clarke Moderow