July 20, 2012 NEEM!
This post contains all of our activities at NEEM. We arrived on July 19 and left on July 20.
We arrived at NEEM yesterday and have been busy since we hit the ground. Yesterday students toured the ice core site, learned about research that will happen after the ice coring complete (which just happened yesterday, July 19, 2012!), did a snow mobile treasure hunt and of course had a beautifully prepared Leg of Musk Ox. In the evening students were tasked to be creative and come up with art that represented their time in the JSEP program. Pictures of the day's activities and our delicious dinner are shown below.
Today, before we left for Kanger, the students dug up Tang and Cocoa! Because of the warm temperatures, researchers at NEEM wanted to know how far down snow melt was traveling. To test this, they sprinkled Tang and Cocoa on plots of snow and then had the students dig until the found how far down the Tang and Cocoa had traveled. Pictures of the activities is shown below.
Aggu Broberg, Disco Island, Greenland
Today me and my new Group team Summit arrived at the NEEM camp were we got to ride snow machines while we learned about the NEEM camp, how far NEEM was from Kangerlussuaq. Later on that day we got to be creative were we could made anything like, a drawing, theatre play, ice sculpture or any other thing. My Group made an ice sculpture of the LC-130H because we thought ¨ without the LC-130H plane we would never got to the ice sheet or to Kangerlussuaq if you’re from America¨ After we were done with the ice sculpture we took a Group picture and gave it to the pilots. They were really happy and thought it was a cool idea we made.