What Are They Doing?

The expedition members visited several research sites in Greenland as part of an initiative to foster enhanced international scientific cooperation between the countries of the United States, Greenland, and Denmark.

The expedition members spent several days learning about the research conducted in Greenland, the logistics involved in supporting the research, and they gained first-hand experience conducting experiments and developing inquiry-based educational activities.

The 2009 expedition built on the 2008 expedition and was supported by the National Science Foundation. The project was developed through cooperation with the U.S.-Denmark-Greenland Joint Committee, which was established in 2004 to broaden and deepen cooperation among the United States, the Kingdom of Denmark, and Greenland.

Where Are They?

The group traveled to Kangerlussuaq on the west coast of Greenland and then to Summit Station at the peak of the Greenland Ice Sheet, atop 3,200 meters of ice. Summit Station is a year-round scientific research station funded by the National Science Foundation.

Expedition Map

Dates
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Location
Various Locations, Greenland
Project Funded Title
Greenland, Denmark, United States Joint Science Education Tour '09

Latest Journals

A very full and busy week in addition to internet challenges made for the lack of continued journal entries. Look for posts by the end of the week to fill in the activities from the day our Education team made it to Kangerlussuaq from the Summit Station. We enjoyed our last day together with a hike…
Our 4am alarm was fifteen minutes too early...Trine and I packed our gear, rolled up our sleep kit and had everything nearly ready to go when we got word that the plane was delayed due to weather and visibility. We had to decide whether to pull out the gear and go back to sleep or go ahead and walk…
We started our day with a check in about group education projects at an 8:30am meeting. The students are gathering information from scientists and staff here at Summit Station and feeling very positive about their work. I am excited for these teams - to have resources, scientists and examples right…
We started our day with a general overview of the science done at Summit Station by Sandy Starkweather, station manager. She gave us a thorough background of the importance of the research done at this high elevation research facility. Under the Joint Committee Agreement, the U.S., Danes and…
We started our day of July 9th by getting up at breakfast at 12:30 am! Once we got our gear stashed, it was time to get on the bus to the airport at 1:30. Our LC-130 took off with everyone for Greenland near 2 am with great views out the side windows right away. The windows in the rear were even…
A full day in Kangerlussuaq started with a hearty breakfast at the cafeteria in the airport. Once we got back to the KISS building it was time to get our gear packed, thinking about what we needed of personal gear to take to the Summit. Loading up with personal items and curiosity for the day in…

Greenland Education Tour 09 Resources

During our first meeting together we shared our excitement for the week as well as the goals we hoped to complete during our adventure...