Media Info

If you have questions, would like to schedule an interview, need more information about GoNorth!, or would like to obtain print-ready photos or B-roll footage, please contact

Education Basecamp

at University of Minnesota
Phone: 612.625.8550 



Need an expert on innovative, multimedia adventure learning strategies or the latest in online professional development? Are you looking for a GoNorth! wizard who knows about the pioneering adventure learning programs and its history of educational discoveries through the use of cutting-edge technology? Want to know more about the Arctic, K-12 education, climate change, Inuit culture, technology, and the environment?

If so, these GoNorth! spokespeople are available for interviews and speaking appearances.

Dr. Aaron Doering, Assistant Professor, Learning Technologies, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, University of Minnesota. GoNorth! Education Director and expedition team member.

Paul Pregont, Expedition Leader, GoNorth! Expedition & Field Research Director. Owner of NOMADS Online Classroom Expeditions.

Mille Porsild, GoNorth! Program Director, expedition team member.


Wendy Gorton, 4th grade teacher at Hancock Park Elementary in Los Angeles, California - GoNorth! Teacher Explorer 2008 

Jeff Sipper, 5th grade teacher at Cuyuna Range Elementary School in Crosby, Minnesota - GoNorth! Teacher Explorer 2007

Mick Hamilton, 8th grade teacher at Northfield Middle School, Minnesota - GoNorth! Teacher Explorer 2006

Amy Vargason, 5th grade teacher at H.A. Snyder Elementary School in Sayre, Pennsylvania - GoNorth! Teacher Explorer 2005


Teachers and students who use the GoNorth! adventure learning programs in their classrooms as well scientists involved with the program are also available, upon request.

For more information please email us at or call Education Basecamp at 612.625.8550


Press Releases


 February 27, 2008 - From China to Chaska, students around the world collaborate in U of M adventure learning series.

2007 and earlier

 June 15, 2007 - Millions of Students Visits Russian Arctic: Despite Many Unexpected Obstacles..

March 25, 2007 - Adventure Learning in Russian Arctic Goes Where Few Have Traveled 

May 24, 2006 - Polar Huskies Help Educate Students Worldwide: The GoNorth! expedition concludes the most succesful Adventure Learning program to date

May 12, 2006 - Northfield Teacher Answers Call of the Arctic: 7th grade teacher Michael Hamilton joins expeditions on moments notice

March 9, 2006 - Best Buy Joins Minnesota Dogsled Expedition to Alaska: National Science Foundation is among sponsors for 700-mile Adventure Learning trek

January 12, 2006 - Alaskan Dogsled Expedition Brings the Arctic to the Classroom   

January 25, 2005 - IBM Beacon Award Winner for 2005   

December 15, 2004 - Meet a Polar Explorer and Husky During 'Family Fun New Years' Eve at Hyland

December 9, 2004 - WWF brings the Arctic to Westminster to raise the urgency of climate change

October 15, 2004 - Team of International Explorers and Educators to Begin First Leg of Circumnavigation of Arctic Ocean by Dogsled

October 15, 2004 - Elementary Teacher Chosen to Join Exploration Team for Crossing of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by Dogsled

October 15, 2004 - GoNorth! 2005 Team Profiles