2018 Tundra Science and Culture Camp
Fourteen teenagers recently embarked on a 10-day trip on the barren lands where they learned about science and traditional knowledge through the Tundra Science and Culture Camp (TSCC) hosted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR).
This year marked the 25th anniversary of the camp and saw students gather from July 30 to August 8 at Daring Lake, 300 km northeast of Yellowknife. Participants came from across the Territory including Colville Lake, Délįne, Fort Smith, Gamètì, Hay River and Yellowknife.
Four days were spent learning on the land with Tłı̨chǫ elders and scientists. This included topics such as human history, hand games, beading, plants, geoscience, aquatics, caribou and more.
Two days were spent on inquiry-based learning; exploring and researching topics of the students’ choice.
The remainder of the camp was spent participating in place-based activities, hikes, challenges, swimming, making new friends, hand games and other activities.
Thank you to this year’s partners: Department of Education, Culture and Employment (Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre), Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (NWT Geoscience Office), Northwright Airlines, Canadian North, Laurier University, Ekati, Aurora Research Institute and the Wek’eezii Renewable Resources Board. Mahsı̀.
Mahsı̀ cho to the Tłı̨chǫ people for sharing their land with us.