Greenland Education Tour 10

What Are They Doing?

The expedition members visited several research sites in Greenland as part of an initiative to foster enhanced international scientific cooperation between the United States, Denmark, and Greenland. The expedition members spent several days learning about the research conducted in Greenland, the logistics involved in supporting the research, and gained first-hand experience conducting experiments and developing inquiry-based educational activities.

This year's work builds on the 2007, 2008, and 2009 expeditions and was supported by the National Science Foundation. The project was developed through cooperation with the U.S.-Denmark-Greenland Joint Committee, which was established in 2004 to broaden and deepen cooperation among the United States, the Kingdom of Denmark, and Greenland.

Where Are They?

The group traveled to Kangerlussuaq on the west coast of Greenland and then to Summit Station at the peak of the Greenland Ice Sheet, atop 3,200 meters of ice. Summit Station is a year-round scientific research station funded by the National Science Foundation.

Expedition Map


Today we were happy to finally make it to NEEM, even though it was for a short visit. After returning from breakfast, we all donned our cold weather gear once again and headed to the LC-130 to...
Today was a day to learn about some of the vagaries of Arctic research and travel. We woke up this morning to a low cloud ceiling with just a bit of light on the horizon. Last night we were told to...
Hi, this is Zack Wistort and Nate Wiegman, two students from Niskayuna, New York, who have had the fortunate opportunity to be heading up to Greenland. Today at Summit we saw and learned a great deal...
Today was a great day! After breakfast, we were issued our cold weather gear which we will need when we go up to Summit tomorrow. There was a lot of laughter as we tried on all of the gear that had...
Plane to Greenland
This morning started with an early wake-up call - my alarm went off at 4AM so I could be sure to be ready and in the hotel lobby with all my gear for the 5AM pickup by the shuttle to the Air National...

Project Information

Dates: 19 July 2010 to 26 July 2010
Location: Various Locations, Greenland
Project Funded Title: Greenland, Denmark, United States Joint Science Education Tour '10

Meet the Team

Marti Canipe's picture
National Science Foundation
Arlington, VA
United States

Marti Canipe is a middle school science teacher from North Carolina. Currently she is serving as an Einstein Fellow in the Office of Polar Programs at the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C. where she has worked on making polar education resources available to teachers as well as helping scientists connect with K-12 classrooms. During her twelve years at B’nai Shalom Day School, she taught third through eighth grade science, kindergarten through eighth grade technology, middle school mathematics, and eighth grade humanities. She has also served as the school’s technology coordinator for the last seven years. In the fall of 2010 Ms. Canipe will be teaching middle school science at the Wildcat Charter School in Tucson, Arizona.