Science Culture Camp Programming

 

The Kivalliq Science Educators’ Community has been developing and delivering Science Culture Camps since 2000. The camps are organized around a topic of both scientific and cultural interest and utilize both Elders and science teachers as instructors. Upon successful completion of the camp students receive two high school credits.

 

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Spending time on the land is an important part of the culture of Nunavut. The environment plays such an overwhelming role in our daily lives that it is a natural setting for teaching and learning. Elders, teachers, and students slip effortlessly between the roles of instructor and learner in an outdoor setting that is educational and fun. In this Cross-Cultural Science Camp, traditional knowledge and environmental awareness are taught through active immersion in the outdoors, direct observation of natural phenomenon, and guided hands-on exploration.

 

Throughout the camp students and teachers participate in six hands-on workshops related to Outdoor First Aid, GPS and an additional topic relating to the camp theme. Individuals also participate in a number of friendly, competitive team building activities including a bannock bake-off, chili cook-off, a camp bonfire and a number of other fun activities. During the camp students have the opportunity to practice their outdoor skills by assisting with camp set-up and take down, cooking their meals on a Coleman stove, lighting a lantern and maintaining the campsite. The week is filled with lots of laughs, experiences and opportunities for connecting with youth.

 

Purchasing supplies and flying studentsnightweb from around the Kivalliq to this annual event is an expensive undertaking. Funding provided by our sponsors ensures that this unique opportunity can continue to be offered to students in our region.

 

 

 

 

Past Camps and Themes

 

  • 2000 Caribou & ComparatiCampcollagewebve Anatomy: Prince River Bridge-Baker Lake

 

  • 2001 Land & Sky (Rockets): Northern Study Center-Churchill, Manitoba

 

  • 2002 Weather (Rockets): Northern Study Center-Churchill, Manitoba

 

  • 2003 Qayaking (Rockets): Northern Study Center-Churchill, Manitoba

 

  • 2004 Rocks & Minerals (GPS & First Aid): Blueberry Hill-Baker Lake, Nunavut

 

  • 2005 Rocks & Minerals (GPS & First Aid): Blueberry Hill-Baker Lake, Nunavut

 

  • 2006 Qayaking (GPS & First Aid): Third Lake-Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut

 

  • 2007 Qayaking (GPS & First Aid): Third Lake-Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut

 

  • 2008 Rocks & Minerals (GPS & First Aid): Blueberry Hill-Baker Lake, Nunavut

 

  • 2009 Rocks & Minerals (GPS & First Aid): Blueberry Hill-Baker Lake, Nunavut

 

  • 2010 Archaeology (GPS & First Aid): Char River-Rankin Inlet, Nunavut

 

  • 2011 Archaeology (GPS & First Aid): Char River-Rankin Inlet, Nunavut

 

  • 2012 Rocks & Minerals (GPS & First Aid): Blueberry Hill-Baker Lake, Nunavut

 

  • 2013  Rocks & Minerals (GPS & First Aid): Blueberry Hill-Baker Lake, Nunavut

 

  • 2014 Hooked on Fishing (GPS & First Aid): Char River-Rankin Inlet, Nunavut

 

  • 2015 Rocks & Minerals (GPS & First Aid): Blueberry Hill-Baker Lake, Nunavut