Climate change is transforming northern ecosystems. Join us in this long-term effort to monitor these changes and explore their implications for the Arctic – and the rest of the planet.
Churchill is located on the coast of the Hudson Bay Lowlands – North America’s most significant wetland. Churchill is known as the beluga and polar-bear capital of the globe. Global climate change threatens this landscape and wildlife. Churchill’s temperature has risen by approximately 2 degrees Celsius since 1880, leading to various ecological changes, such as shrinking sea ice and retreating glaciers.
Near Churchill, an isolated town in Hudson Bay on the front lines of climate change, you’ll be measuring evidence of global heating. Researchers need your help to learn as much as possible about this fragile ecosystem. You can join one of our summer or fall teams to help researchers learn more about this fragile environment.
To truly feel the power of the North, you can join a team devoted to assessing the snowpack and collecting snow samples. Travel between research sites in a sled drawn by a snowmobile. You may also get to sleep and build an igloo one night.
How will you help?
You will become familiar with this Arctic region’s flora, fauna, and landscape. You’ll start hiking each day early and stop along the way (depending upon the season) to:
Your team can enjoy recreational activities in Churchill, such as whale watching, visiting historic sites like Fort Prince of Wales, or river kayaking. You can also browse the Eskimo museum. Enjoy the scenery and ask questions. You can also keep your eyes peeled for Churchill’s famous polar bears and other wildlife.