About Mr. Van Arsdale

I am a Nationally Board Certified Science Teacher and science department chair for Eagle River High School in Eagle River, AK. 2022-23 will be my 26th year teaching science, and I am looking forward to a great year in which I will be teaching AP Biology, Oceanography, Marine Biology, and Forensic Science.  I have been at Eagle River High School since we opened in 2005.  Prior to that I taught at Chugiak High School in Chugiak Alaska and Mentor High School in Mentor Ohio.

I was a 2018 NOAA Teacher at Sea, sailing in the North Gulf of Alaska on the Tiglax, as part of the NGO Long Term Ecological Research Project fall cruise.

I am a passionate outdoor person. I have come to love the opportunities for boating, biking, hiking, skiing, fishing, and hunting that living in Alaska provides me. I have been married 21 years to an Eagle River native and I have two children currently attending Eagle River High School.

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