Park’s Arctic Researchers Return to Northern Manitoba


On Tuesday, July 31, Park teachers Julie Rogers (Science) and Anand Thakker (Mathematics) and nine Park students travel to Northern Manitoba on a two-week field research mission. For the first time, the group includes two students and one chemistry teacher from the Northwest School in Seattle and a student and chemistry teacher from Kelvin High in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This year, the researchers continue Park’s ongoing permafrost and toxicology studies and also expand the scope of their scientific work to include a study of the Arctic hare population in a partnership with the University of Manitoba. Further, the students are working with Parks Canada to assess the impact humans are having on Wapusk National Park and particularly the polar bear population there. (About 50 people set foot in Wapusk each year and Park students represent a good portion of those people!) Follow the Arctic Blog:

Please note that  the team won’t be able to post as they travel or while in Wapusk.

Each year we need to have some students returning to the Arctic to help maintain a high degree of integrity in our data collection techniques.  This year, the returning students are:

Megan Philippi ’14
Christopher Mergen ’14
Akira Townes ’13

Kat Whitney ’08 will be joining us again as a chaperone (she was a participant on the first Arctic Trip in 2005). In addition to chaperoning, she’ll be our videographer and photographer.

The new participants are as follows:
Adam Lessing ’15
Will MacKay ’15
Jessie Lamworth ’14
Amani Lawson ’14
Johanna Busch ’13
Sofie Rudin ’13

Back to The Latest


Related Posts

2022-23 Postscript Receives Gold Medalist Critique from Columbia Scholastic Press Association

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association awarded the 2022-23 Postscript, our student newspaper, a Gold Medalist Critique — our 12th in the last 20 years. The judge commented that the newspaper...

Park Competes in AVAM’s 2024 Kinetic Sculpture Race

On Saturday, Park competed in the American Visionary Art Museum’s annual Kinetic Sculpture race through downtown Baltimore. Though the team faced many challenges throughout the race and the rain, attitudes...

Park Welcomes Sophie Neiman ’13 as 2024 Weinberg Resident Journalist

This month, Sophie Neiman ’13 returned to Park as our 2024 Robert L. Weinberg Resident Journalist. Sophie is a freelance journalist based in Uganda, where she reports for leading outlets...