Science - Floats

In June 2016, GreenEdge scientists left for 2 months in the Arctic aboard the research icebreaker CCGS Amundsen. They carried out observations intended to improve their understanding of the behaviour and the role of the marine ecosystem in Baffin Bay. Within this framework, the communication team coordinated by Julie Sansoulet, with the collaboration of Pascaline Bourgain, set up an original and innovative teaching device intended for primary school students (8-10 years), which enabled them to discover the Arctic (environment and population), the scientific and non-scientific crews of the Amundsen, and the challenges of the undertaking research in the area.

Pascaline, in charge of this educational project, took part into the expedition and met with 5 classes in partner schools from the Ile-de-France region to present our scientific mission. The students worked as groups in order to identify a certain number of questions (a confounded set of themes: science, environment, life on board, icebreaker, etc.).