Thursday, June 14, 2012

Preparations in Fairbanks

This morning we took care of some last minute jobs.  This included purchasing a printer for the NGEE lab, a cordless harmer drill for placing marker posts in the tundra, and for Margaret, painting some PVC pipe in a parking lot. 

Bear safety is a complex issue that became at lot clearer after attending Joe Nava's Bear Safety Course this afternoon.  We learned a lot from a no-nonsense, straight-talking, bear expert, including how to recognize different bear behavior, the use of bear spray, and instruction on the safe use of shotguns for bear defense. It was a great course and "team veggie" did some good shooting.