200 Junior High students are coming to Winnipeg in the name of Science. Twenty schools will send their Science students here Thursday to investigate the impact of Climate Change. FortWhyte Alive , is the site for ARCTIC SCIENCE DAY , a full day to study climate change our far north..
It’s a collaboration between FortWhyte , The U of M’s Centre for Earth Observation Sciences and the Schools involved on Board-Arctic-Net. Thursday’s participants will experience fieldwork in what’s called , “ Winnipeg’s own Arctic”, the frozen Lake where birds land during the Spring and Fall migrations at FortWhyte Alive. Considered a hands on learning symposium for the students to help them understand climate change impact. This is a day to engage in many science driven activities , from ice and snow sampling to meteorology, marine and fish biology , many aspects now having an affect on our Far North.
This isn’t a simple walk around and day off from school. It’s a true Scientific Adventure.Last year students took an ice core out of the lake, collected and analyzed water samples for aquatic life, measured the weather conditions, tracked a GPS tag on a ‘beluga,’ examined artifacts from Paleo-Inuit archeological digs, and discovered the science behind mercury contamination in the food chain. Learn more about FortWhite Alive Nature Centre @ https://www.fortwhyte.org