Monthly Archives: May 2011

And Now to the Lab!

Researcher Michel Poulin writes from the Arctic hamlet of Resolute, where he has been participating in a research project since May 4, 2011. His previous post described how ice-core samples are collected in the Arctic. Once we are back at … Continue reading

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Out on the Ice!

Researcher Michel Poulin writes from the Arctic hamlet of Resolute, where he has been participating in a research project since May 4, 2011. As I wrote in an earlier post, the stations chosen for microscopic algae sample collection can be … Continue reading

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Prior to Action

Researcher Michel Poulin writes from the Arctic hamlet of Resolute, where he has been participating in a research project since May 4, 2011. Well, the two-week BIOTA project (Biological Impacts of Trends in the Arctic) is off to a great … Continue reading

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Me? An Environmental Leader?

I must admit I was a bit nervous. This was my first experience as a master of ceremonies for the Canadian Museum of Nature’s first national webcast with a world-class athlete. John Hastings, white-water kayaker from the national kayak team, … Continue reading

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Extreme Blog

They’re heeeeere! The Extreme Mammals are migrating en masse from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History to the Canadian Museum of Nature, and when we say en masse we mean, quite literally, a lot of mass! Last week we received … Continue reading

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On My Way to Resolute, Nunavut

May 4, 2011 An early departure from home, my baggage in tow, and I was en route to three weeks of research in the Arctic. Unlike the day before yesterday, today’s flight wasn’t cancelled due to poor weather. The First … Continue reading

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Why I Love School Programmes

School programmes are fun! As one of the museum’s educators, I get to meet wonderful classes and wonderful teachers. I love the dynamic in the room—the learning from each other. I love the energy and excitement school programmes generate. It … Continue reading

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