North of Sixty° Launches
Doering has just launched a new and exciting project called North of Sixty°. Its mission is to create a global tapestry of climate stories that weaves together the history and culture of Arctic communities worldwide and preserves the voices and ecological knowledge of generations. The project is collaborating with classrooms from throughout the circumpolar Arctic, scaffolding students in the collection and dissemination of video stories and providing an online environment for them to share these stories with the world.
In capturing and sharing stories from their communities, students will contribute not only to a tapestry of world knowledge about the Arctic and their individual communities, but also enhance the knowledge about climate change by sharing the human, or social sciences, impact beyond the scientific data and known impacts to the natural world.
In addition, in April 2013, Doering will lead six North of Sixty° explorers across Baffin Island through Auyuittuq National Park. The team will begin their journey in the community of Qikiqtarjuaq and travel on skis over 100 miles across a stunning landscape of ice, rock, and sheer granite mountains to the community of Pangnirtung. All the while, they will be pulling their gear and food in pulks that, when loaded, weigh several hundred pounds each. The team will visit schools and interview teachers, students, elders, and others in both communities, while providing regular online updates about their journey and educating learners worldwide about Inuit culture and language as well as the changing landscape and climate in the Arctic.
To learn more about the North of Sixty° project and join the expedition to Arctic Canada, please visit n60.co!