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2006 Field Program summary

The 2006 Schools on Board Field Program experienced a very successful year on-board Leg 2 of ArcticNet and the Northern Labrador Fjord Study. Participants were selected by their schools to represent their community and region on-board this very exciting Arctic research experience. This year we achieved a very national representation of schools on board the ship. This two-week adventure into Arctic research exposed students and teachers to the research objectives and methods of numerous science teams representing a number of research disciplines from institutions across Canada. This year, we also participated in the research activities related to the Northern Labrador Fjord Study. The Amundsen entered the Nachvak fjord in the Torngat Mountains National Park; Saglek Fjord; and Anaktalak Bay where students and teachers participated in three full sampling stations. Some students were deployed in the zodiac and assisted scientists with turbulence measurements. All participants were given opportunities to get up in the helicopter on its various deployments.

From all accounts, the 2006 field program successfully met its goals of promoting Arctic sciences, increasing awareness of environmental issues related to the Arctic and climate change, and providing new and exciting learning opportunities to this country’s next generation of science enthusiasts.

Details of the on-board program are available on the 2006 program itinerary. Support of local sponsors made this experience possible for our students and teachers.

For a complete and detailed summary of events for the 2006 Field Program, click here.

 

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