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    Gates Of The Arctic

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

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Multimedia Presentations

 

Web Features
 
Multimedia feature about dog mushing in the park
Traveling through Time: Past and present cross paths on a dog mushing journey in Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve.
 
2009 artist in residence sketchbook

Noatak Sketchbook: By our 2009 artist in residence Robin Peterson.

 
A floating yellow aspen leaf stands out against the river bottom.
Looking Closer: Take a journey of discovery down the Kobuk River in Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve.
 

Uncovering a Paleoeskimo Camp: Five 7 minute videos about an archaeological dig in Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve.

 

Videos
 

Caribou

These videos help you explore the lives of caribou. Read more about caribou.

 

 

 

Landscape Dynamics

The land of the far north is unique in many ways. These two videos explore some of the typically-northern land characteristics: aufeis and tundra. Both videos are open-captioned. Learn more about landscape Dynamics.

 

 

 

Vegetation

Adapted to extreme conditions, Arctic and subarctic vegetation clings tenaciously to life in the far north. The following videos are open-captioned when narrated. Learn more about the vegetation of Gates of the Arctic.

 

 

 

 

 

Permafrost

Defined as soil that remains frozen for two or more years, permafrost dominates the landscape of the far north. The following videos are open-captioned. Learn more about permafrost.

 

 

 

 

People

Learn about the people - native and non-native - who have called this part of the world home. All videos are open-captioned. Read more about the people who have lived in or traveled through Gates of the Arctic.

 

 

 

 

 

Birds

Sampled here are the songs of just some of the myriad birds that live, either seasonally or year-round, in Gates of the Arctic. You may want to visit the Smithsonian website to find text descriptions of bird songs. Learn more about birds in Gates of the Arctic.

 

Did You Know?

The craggy Arrigetch Peaks draped in snow.

The name of the Arrigetch Peaks in Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve comes from the Nunamiut word for "outstretched fingers."