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

In 2013, the work built on past expeditions 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.

The program had two components

Kangerlussuaq Science Field School: 28 June - 10 July 2013

Science Education Week: 11- 18 July 2013

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. The climate in Kangerlussuaq is arctic, with temperatures ranging from -25 to 18 degrees Celsius throughout the year and averaging between 5 and 18 degrees during July.

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Dates
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Location
Kangerlussauq and Summit Station, Greenland
Project Funded Title
Kangerlussuaq Science Field School and the US Science Education Week

Latest Journals

Here is Josefine's reflection on Summit. I'm posting it in Danish, with a rough English translation following. -- Lynn Danish Kl. 9.00 stod vi alle klar uden foran Kangerssluak efterskole, hvor vi bor, klar til at tage flyet til Summit Station. Vi blev kørt med bus derud, hvor et kæmpe C130 fly…
This morning, we were all excited to jump in the cars, especially the “La Vida Loca”, a Lada Niva car (used by the Russians in James Bond movies) nicknamed so by Britta. Our caravan of trucks and cars rode up to the cantina for breakfast, Britta enjoying Ronin’s rock music all the way. After a…
Nearing the end of this trip we all went to bed knowing this would be one of the last days we would see each other. Nobody wanted to wake up, but we all knew we needed to. When we were all ready to get up and go we left for the Cantina for breakfast. Breakfast was eggs, bacon, and toast,…
We would be leaving Summit Station today! We woke up and packed up our bags. Our packs needed to be loaded and put on the sled. We also wanted to be in the Big House for breakfast before 8:00 so we wouldn’t interrupt the morning meeting where the day is outlined and each crew member and…
The start of this lovely day began similarly to all the others, a very cold walk to the Big House, a self-served breakfast, and a meeting with all the workers here at Summit. After the meeting, where we all talk about what we’re doing today, we went to the snow pit to take some more samples. We met…
After a long bright night at -24°C (-12°F) we trudged over to breakfast and yet more sessions of knot tying. Soon afterwards the IGERT students gave us a presentation on the properties of albedo before we braved the cold and took our own measurements of the albedo. I learned that the albedo (or…

Joint Science Education Project 2013 Resources

Programa Piloto permite a Estudiantes de High School de los Estados Unidos Aprender sobre Ciencia Antártica en una Estación de Investigación Chilena

http://www.polartrec.com/expeditions/joint-antarctic-school-expedition-2014

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