On Friday, March 6th, students and educators from from Winnipeg and rural Manitoba will arrive at FortWhyte Alive to partake in the 2015 Arctic Science Day. Building on a strong collaboration between FWA and the University of Manitoba’s Centre for Earth Observation Sciences
and Schools on Board-ArcticNet
, this event introduces students to the science behind climate change research in the Arctic. Students will have the opportunity to experience fieldwork activities, including snow sampling, marine biology, meteorology and remote sensing technologies both inside and outside in simulated Arctic field conditions.
Arctic Science Day at FortWhyte Alive has been offered since 2009, catering to 150-200 high school and middle year students from 10-15 schools each year. Positively described by educators as a motivating, high-energy, unique, authentic, experiential, and fun learning experience, this day makes science come alive.