Arctic Adventures: Classroom at the top of the World


Once every two years, a group of Radford University students and a handful of high school students from the Southwest Virginia Governor's School brave bone-rattling temperatures and shivery Arctic winds at Barrow, Alaska, all in the name of science. Learn more.


Barrow, Alaska, is the northernmost city in the United States. Located 320 miles north of the Arctic Circle, the town sees average high temperatures in March of -6 degrees Fahrenheit. No roads connect Barrow to the rest of Alaska. Visitors must fly in or arrive by boat in the summer. Learn more.


Beginning March 8, we will be posting photo galleries and video clips from the 2014 trip to Barrow. Come back each day to follow the trip as it progresses! A culminating short documentary about the experience will be produced following the adventure to the Arctic. Learn more.