July 10, 2012 Finally....PERMAFROST! And Pictures of the Groups
Students spent the morning with Julia Bradley-Cook and Ruth Heindel about 1.5 km outside of town digging for permafrost. Students were assigned different types of vegetation...shrubs, grass, mix, etc and then each group dug down to the permafrost and examined the layers.
After lunch students are finishing up there work from the last two weeks. Tomorrow students will put all of their work together and give a presentation.
Group 5 Permafrost video
Pictures of each group
I realize I hadn't posted individual pictures of the groups so when I report that 'group 1 did weather today' you have no clue who I'm talking about. So here are pictures of each group
Pictures from today's activities
Cecilie Sand Nørholm, Denmark
My name is Cecilie Sand Nørholm, I’m 17 years old and come from Herning in Denmark and am studying science and math on a technical high school and I want to read to an astrophysicist when I’ve finished high school. Today we went out to dig after permafrost together with Julia and Ruth from the Eric Post camp. All 5 groups dug at different places with different vegetation, we were hitting the permafrost after only 28 cm, which was only half the depth of some of the other groups’ holes. After digging the soil plot, we studied the layers in the soil, we had a lot of clayish soil, and some layers of more white and silt soil, so that was very interesting! This afternoon we have been working on our projects such as our charts with the most common plants, animals and minerals in Kangerlussuaq and this evening we are sharing our photos and videos from the trip. It’s sad that the others already are going home on Thursday, but I’m also looking forward to travel to Summit and Neem.