Authors:
Katie Villano, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Institute of Arctic Biology
Christine Villano, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, Denali Elementary School

Illustrators:
John P. Smelter, University of Alaska Fairbanks, School of Fine Arts

Erin Anderson, University of Alaska Fairbanks, School of Fine Arts
Katie Villano, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Institute of Arctic Biology

Pilot Teachers:
Christine Villano, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, Denali Elementary School
Deana Martin-Muth, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, Denali Elementary School
Katie Villano, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Institute of Arctic Biology


Reviewers:
Helen Cort├ęs-Burns, University of Alaska Anchorage Alaska Natural Heritage Program
Gino Graziano, Alaska Association of Conservation Districts
Kristi Kantola, Conservation Education Specialist, USDA Forest Service
Dr. Christa Mulder, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Institute of Arctic Biology
Stephanie Rudig, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
Dr. Elena Sparrow, University of Alaska Fairbanks International Arctic Research Center
James Villano, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District

Funders:

Center for Global Change and Arctic System Research in partnership with the Cooperative Institute for Arctic Research
United States Forest Service
Joint Fire Science Program (outreach component of grant 05-1-2-06)
Salcha-Delta Soil and Water Conservation District
Bonanza Creek Long Term Ecological Research Program Schoolyard LTER (NSF grant DEB-0620579)
Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Education Foundation

Special Thanks:
Elena Sparrow, Teresa Hollingsworth, Jill Johnstone, Terry Chapin, Susan Sugai, Bryce Wrigley, Trish Wurtz,, the Alaska Committee for Noxious and Invasive Plant Management, and the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District for helping to secure funding for this project, and the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District Current Trends in Science Education and Curriculum Revision Committees for their helpful comments.