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2015 Schools on Board Field Program – Sept 30 – Oct 12, 2015

This fall Schools on Board will take high school students and teachers the furthest north in its history! A truly unique learning adventure in Canada's spectacular north.

This fall Schools on Board is offering a truly unique learning experience for a small group of Canadian high school students and teachers to embark on an Arctic adventure on board the Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS). Participants join Canadian Coast Guard crew and ArcticNet scientists in Quebec City for a charter flight to Resolute, NU where they will board the CCGS Amundsen. The Amundsen will sail east conducting oceanographic sampling operations in Lancaster Sound, then travel north between Ellesmere Island and Greenland continuing sampling operations including mooring work and ice island surveys before heading south to Pond Inlet, NU where participants will disembark.

While experiencing spectacular views of scenic fjords, ice islands and icebergs, participants will be exposed to the on board science program through lectures and workshops presented by ArcticNet scientists, as well as participate in laboratory experiments and on-deck sampling operations including the deployment of plankton nets, oceanographic moorings and seafloor and water-sampling equipment.

In addition to the science, participants explore the environmental and social issues related to climate change in Canada’s Arctic and the role of science and Inuit traditional knowledge in addressing these issues. The program will end with a community visit in the picturesque hamlet of Pond Inlet, a traditional Inuit community located on the northern tip of Baffin Island. Here, participants will have the opportunity to connect with community members and experience a snippet of northern culture and life before flying to Ottawa and back to home communities.

LINKS:

2014 Field Program - Northwest Passage Video

2014 Nunatsiaq online Article

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