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Ship going through Arctic ice

The CCGS Amundsen.

An Arctic opportunity of a lifetime

March 7, 2014 — 

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.

The unique Arctic Field Program ‘on board’ the CCGS Amundsen research icebreaker provides schools with an opportunity to send students and teachers to the Arctic to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime educational experience completely integrated into the research activities of the ArcticNet science team.

Students who’ve been on board the vessel say that the field based program it’s an incredibly enriching experience. “You’re completely immersed in every aspect of science,” says one former participant who is now a student in the faculty.

“To be actually there, working alongside scientists, 24-7 essentially, was incredible. You cannot get that from a textbook.”

 

>> Watch the video below for more about this amazing, unique opportunity.

Research at the University of Manitoba is partially supported by funding from the Government of Canada Research Support Fund.

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