Tracker is a stuffed Polar Huskey that is part of the educational outreach program through the Go North project at the University of Minnesota. Scientists from the university are in the Arctic studying the ecosystem and sharing that information with classrooms around the world. Here is the link to the website for BaseCamp

Tracker's Home

14 schools were chosen to have Tracker visit their school. Ottumwa High School was the only high school this past school year to win a visit. Follow her adventures here. She was here from May 23,2010 to May 28, 2010.


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Tracker arrives at OHS - Day 1

Tracker arrived at 11:30 a.m. CST to room 401, Mrs. Padget's science room. This was Trackers' first visit to a high school! Tracker settled right in and got to work! She helped students research for a project, she hung out in the hall during passing time. Talked on the phone to her friends up North and then at the end of the day she took a long a waited nap. She even sat in the teacher's chair!

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Tracker's Adventures - Day 2

Well, Tracker started out the day by having a good breakfast of waffles and juice. Then it was off to the workout room to stay in good shape for when she goes back to the Base Camp. Tracker then went to see Miss Margie in the main office to help her welcome people to Ottumwa High School. Tracker then went ot Mr. Maas's offfice to get the low down on the school rules about wandering the halls. Tracker assured Mr. Maas she would be a good dog
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Then it was off to Math class to learn a little Algebra 2. Then It was off to Spanish class to learn another language so Tracker could speak to more students. Then to the library to catch up on some reading about native plants. Then Tracker went the auditorium to help with a presentation by the guidance office. She then sat down with Mrs. Maas to talk about her future plans which is always important! Tracker then went to Geography class and taught a lesson about the Arctic. She had a busy day!



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Tracker's Adventure's - Day 3
Well, today Tracker visited the Family and Consumer Sciences Department. Learning how to cook, sew and take care of the little Polar Huskey's is very important! Tracker enjoyed making bread, making a pizza casserole and listening to information about possible future careers in the restaurant business. She is thinking being in this department is not such a bad idea!

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Tracker's Adventures - Day 4


Well, Tracker had quite a day today! She went to band practice and kept the beat with the bongos. Then she went to ROTC where she was made an honorary cadet. She got her cadet pin put on her collar by the batallion commander. She was presented the Ottumwa High School JROTC Unit Crest pin too!! She then visited the yearbook staff where she had her picture taken for the yearbook!!! She then hung out in art class and learned to draw. She also met an interesting student.



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Trackers's Adventures - Day 5
Well, Tracker spent her day saying good-bye to her friends and hosts the Ottumwa High School Science Department. As she sat on the front steps of our school, she reflected on the places that she had been and the people she had met. Having traveled to 14 schools she had met many great kids and adults! She also had many great adventures! We will all miss Tracker and hope to see her in future adventures for the Go North project! Thanks for the memories!


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