Application Deadline: 12 January 2009

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Tara Cunningham

The Canadian Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Change (CANDAC) is holding a contest for students and teachers across Canada. Winners will participate in the Northern Experience Program - an 11-day educational expedition to Resolute and Eureka, Nunavut in April 2009. There are openings for 15 students and 6 teachers.

CANDAC is an organization of university researchers and government scientists studying how the atmosphere over Canada is changing. The effort is currently focused on the measurement programs in place at the Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory (PEARL) located at Eureka, Nunavut (80N, 86W) on Ellesmere Island, 1100 km from the North Pole.

The Northern Experience Program is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students in grades 11 and 12 to experience Canada's High Arctic region.
Participants will be escorted by CANDAC members to the High Arctic, where they will spend 11 days learning about the culture, history, and scientific significance of the region with a focus on the impacts of climate change.

All of the positions in the Northern Experience Program will be fully-funded, thanks to support provided by the Government of Canada International Polar Year Program.

Important Information: 

- Any student enrolled in a Canadian high school at the grade 11 or 12 level at the time of the expedition is eligible to enter the contest. This includes first-year CEGEP students in Quebec and home-schooled students in Canada studying at the grade 11 or 12 level. 

- Any teacher currently teaching grade 9 or above in a Canadian high school or CEGEP is eligible to enter the contest. Teachers of any subject area are eligible. 

- CANDAC members and their immediate family members are ineligible for the Northern Experience Contest.

Entry forms and more information can be found online at Entries must be submitted by mail and post-marked no later than 12 January 2009. Winners will be announced in February 2009.

For more information on the contest, please contact:
Tara Cunningham
CANDAC IPY Outreach Coordinator