Earthwatch Diaries

  • September 16, 2017

    Changes

    So the day arrived when we have to say...not goodbye just see you later. In the morning LeeAnn and Kenzy made a summary presentation to put the crown to the whole-week long hard working. We got answers to the most important questions we were curious about and more. For example:...

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  • September 15, 2017

    Day 6- The expedition is winding down, but the learning continues

    6eme journée – L’expédition tire à sa fin mais nous continuons à apprendre (15 septembre 2017) Sadly, today was the last full day. As usual in the morning we had instructions with Dr. LeeAnn on climate change and how species are affected by warming, specifically the Wood Frogs tadpoles. An...

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  • September 14, 2017

    Day 5 - 170914 5e journée Earthwatch Alcoa Sustainability Fellowship Program

    The morning began at 12:01am with the early morning sky clear and bright dancing with green and pink light. This was the first night the Aurora borealis was out on show, illuminating the sky overhead- a little fresh, but absolutely fantastic. Needless to say there was a lot of yawing...

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  • September 13, 2017

    Day 4 – the halfway mark

    Today was a particularly momentous day for several reasons. Firstly, we saw the Northern Lights! Last night, with all our fingers crossed, the wondrous Canadian north put on an awe-inspiring show with a subtle display of mesmerising electric green streaking across a star-bedazzled, cloud-banded night sky. With the forecast set...

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  • September 12, 2017

    Day 3 recap - English and French

    It is day three and our group is beginning to find a routine (as much as jet lag will allow)! A mug of coffee from the centre’s collection certainly helps. We proudly added an Alcoa mug for all to enjoy. C’est notre troisième journée et notre équipe commence à prendre...

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  • September 11, 2017

    Day 2 – Who wants to go fishing?

    What could be better than sunrise over Hudson Bay to start your day on the right foot? On the menu today: fishing for sticklebacks in the nearby wetland ponds. No, don’t be fooled, they sticklebacks aren’t for dinner tonight! We are taking part in a long term effort to collect...

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  • September 11, 2017

    Le changement climatique au seuil de l’arctique – 10 Sep 16 Sep 2017 Equipe Alcoa – Premier jour

    Day 1 - French translation Bonnes nouvelles aujourd’hui au Centre des Etudes Nordiques de Churchill (CENC). L’Institut Observateur de la Terre souhaite la bienvenue à l’équipe Alcoa. Après quelquefois un long voyage, 8 Alcoains on rejoint le CENC pour une semaine d’études avec LeeAnn Fishback et son équipe (Kanzie et...

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  • September 10, 2017

    Climate Change at the Arctic’s Edge – Sep 10th-16th, 2017 Alcoa team – Day 1

    Great news! Today, the Earthwatch Institute welcomed the Alcoa team to the Churchill Northern Studies Center (CNSC). After a long trip, 8 Alcoans joined the CNSC for one week of study with Dr. LeeAnn Fishback and her team (Kenzie and Evan). We got a warm welcome! (From the people as...

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