I am still in shock from receiving the email from Adventure Canada informing Kenzie Kuhn and I that we have been selected as the Scientists in Residence on their Arctic Safari Expedition. We applied with little belief we would be chosen. I'm failing to find the words to describe what this means to us that Adventure Canada has chosen to support two young, female early career researchers! Kenzie and I are currently prepping our sampling equipment and designing workshops for participants to enjoy! Stay tuned for the next blog post where I'll discuss what we will be studying, hint, it includes biogeochemical cycling! :) For more details on the expeditions check out the Adventure Canada website!
"Our classic Arctic expedition begins by exploring Greenland’s fjords and communities with hosts from WWF-Canada. The great icefjord at Ilulissat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and source of the majority of the icebergs in the North Atlantic, is one of many highlights. Across the Davis Strait, the Canadian Arctic experience begins in Qikiqtarjuaq (Broughton Island). As we head north, opportunities for polar bear, whales, and musk ox abound on Devon Island, while Prince Leopold Island is one of Canada’s best birding areas. Abandoned RCMP and HBC posts offer a glimpse into the region’s rich history; at Beechey Island, we’ll pay our respects at the graves of three of Sir John Franklin’s men. Resolute Bay memorializes the courage of the Inuit of Canada’s Arctic. On this trip, we will live and breathe the natural history of some of the planet’s most striking features as we search for the cultures and wildlife of the vast and beautiful north" - Adventure Canada