Earthwatch Expedition: Live from the Field and Into the Classroom

For ten days in February 2009, Dr. Stefan Cornelis, an Upper School history teacher, joined a team of conservation scientists in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada as part of the Earthwatch expedition, Climate Change at the Arctic’s Edge. He kept the community engaged and informed through daily blog entries, and on two occasions he was able to participate in video conferences with Middle and Upper School students. The entire community has grown in our understanding of temperature and wind chill, types of snow, the gathering of scientific data, and the phenomenon of the Northern Lights.