Schools on Board is a national outreach program of ArcticNet based out of the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources.
Globally unique, the program was developed to bridge Arctic research with science education in high schools across Canada.
It increases awareness of climate change issues and educates young Canadians about the challenges and career opportunities of Arctic research. Schools on Board includes Arctic Field Programs, Arctic Climate Change Youth Forums (ACCYF) and Arctic Science Days.
“To be actually there, working alongside scientists, 24-7 essentially, was incredible. You cannot get that from a textbook,” says one former participant who is now a student in the faculty.