Tag Archives: Arctic

Windswept Wonders: Collecting Plants and Lichens in Arviat

Paul Sokoloff reflects on a one-month collecting trip by museum botanists around a Nunavut community on the shores of Hudson Bay. Continue reading

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Talking about the Arctic – Insights from Museum Directors

Two days in Washington gave Meg Beckel much to think about in terms of the museum’s role in sharing Arctic knowledge. Continue reading

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Walking Across the Arctic—On a Giant Map!

Two museum scientists write about their effort to complete an amazing national educational project in collaboration with Canadian Geographic. Continue reading

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Expedition to Davis Strait

A golden opportunity to study the biodiversity in an underexplored portion of the Northwest Passage. Continue reading

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Searching for ‘White Gold’ in southern Greenland

Mineralogist Paula Piilonen fulfills a dream to collect some unusual minerals and share this knowledge during her journey with Students on Ice. Continue reading

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Seeking Inspiration in the Arctic

A last minute opportunity provides Caroline Lanthier with a chance to visit the Arctic and collect ideas for a new gallery. Continue reading

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A Geological Wonderland Defines a Journey with Students on Ice

The Arctic is a magical place and mineralogist Paula Piilonen discovered this firsthand during her time in Labrador with the Students on Ice Arctic expedition. Continue reading

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The James Bond of Fishes

Do you know the James Bond of fish? It’s just one of the many species that will be included in a forthcoming book about Arctic fish. Continue reading

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Botanical and Cultural Treasure, Hidden in Plain Sight

Rare plant specimens from an expedition that came to a tragic end were recently discovered in the collections of the Canadian Museum of Nature. Jennifer Doubt explains the importance of this extraordinary find. Continue reading

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A microscopic view of the Arctic

Researcher Paul Hamilton explains why you should care about the “hidden” world of Arctic algae. Continue reading

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