Arctic Science Days

In a collaborative effort, FortWhyte Alive, CEOS graduate students, and Schools on Board host an annual Arctic Science Day on the grounds of FortWhyte Alive. The day focuses on bringing Arctic scientists from the University of Manitoba together with high school students in an outdoor learning environment. Scientists demonstrate and involve students in sampling techniques while communicating the importance of conducting research in the Arctic. Students are introduced to the following aspects of Arctic research:

  •  Snow and ice sampling
  • Contaminants in snow, water, and biota
  • Atmospheric sciences
  • Surface energy budget and albedo
  • Remote sensing
  • Arctic people and their environment


This model for communicating science is being promoted through the ArcticNet Student Association as a ‘best practice’ for connecting scientific research to science education through simulated field experiences.