Wpg Free Press: Arctic scientists take students into the field
A handful of researchers from the University of Manitoba’s Centre for Earth Observation Sciences swapped their lab coats for parkas and Sorels to give local students a hands on Arctic research experience.
Over 150 middle school and high school students from across the province stopped by FortWhyte Alive on March 8 for the ninth annual Arctic Science Day and to meet the folks on the front lines of Arctic research.
The day of workshops was focused on snow and ice sampling, Arctic animals, and marine biology, and was funded in collaboration between the Centre for Earth Observation Sciences and FortWhyte Alive.
Students got to learn directly from scientists about the emerging field of Arctic archaeology, the algae that inhabits the ice covering the Earth’s northern ocean, and took turns dropping scopes below the surface of Lake Cargill to analyze the way light filters through ice and snow.