Presented by Anna Von Duyke

Anna Von Duyke

The Arctic takes up a massive part of our globe yet remains an area that seems foreign and mysterious with a landscape that is hard to comprehend. Unless from a place in the Arctic, most people will not get a chance to visit it, especially in a way that allows us to interact intimately with the environment through seasonal change and migratory periods. Anna’s presentation will shed light on the experience of a remote biological field technician both in the science and the day-to-day life; she will share details of the job, systems and nuances to Arctic shorebird nest monitoring, and photos of the beautiful small things in this amazing habitat.

Anna Von Duyke has been working exclusively with Arctic nesting shorebirds and Eider ducks for the last five years. As a biological field technician in the remote coastal plains of Alaska since her freshman year of undergrad in 2019, she has experienced much of the spectrum of the field work lifestyle. Anna is excited to share photos and stories of an area so worthy of conservation yet unrecognized by many, due to its remoteness and vastly different landscape.

We will continue our hybrid meetings this month and continue for the remainder of the year. For those coming to the meeting on April 8th, we’ll meet in Room 26 of the Gateway Mall (United Way building) at 7pm. This room is on the east side of the building along Glenwood Drive in Kalispell. Look for our banner hanging outside.

For those who wish to join virtually, email us at to get the link. Click on the link and you will be let into a “waiting room” where you will then be added to the meeting by the host. Please sign in with your name when you enter the room so we know to admit you. You will be muted when you first join the meeting. You can use your computer’s microphone and speakers (most computers have both), and this is the preferred way to join. You can also get an audio connection to the meeting without the Zoom visual capability by using your phone.

Videos of previous presentations are available on our Videos page.