Learning Technologies team starts new trip to tell Arctic climate stories
North of Sixty° is a new collaborative program of the Learning Technologies Media Lab working with schools in regions north of 60 degrees latitude to tell their Arctic climate stories. Partner schools and communities in the Arctic regions, located in Finland, Norway, Russia, Canada, and the United States, are creating videos and other content online to share on the North of Sixty° website.
The project team, led by professor Aaron Doering, left on April 10 for an expedition, traveling over 100 miles on skis, pulling pulks between two remote Inuit communities in Arctic Canada and visiting schools and community centers along the way. Expedition leader Doering emphasized that while education is the goal, safety is also of utmost importance to the team, which had been practicing training runs with full gear on the ice in Minnesota.