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Poster on field-based learning in Greenland

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Poster on field-based learning in Greenland

For the 2009 American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting, an interdisciplinary team of trainees [Whitecloud (ecology) and Levy (earth science)], Dartmouthfaculty members [Virginia (ecology), Feng and Kelly (earth sciences)], and collaborators from Univ of Chicago [Grenoble (linguisitics)] and the Inuit Circumpolar Council Greenland [Holm (policy)] published an abstract and presented a poster on "Interdisciplinary Graduate Training in Polar Environmental Change: Field-based Learning in Greenland" describing the objectives of the upcoming field seminar in Greenland (Nuuk, Kangerlussuaq, and Summit Station). The authors described the partnership created between Dartmouth IGERT departments, and between Dartmouth and Greenlandic educational, governmental, and advocacy institutions, for the purpose of increasing trainee understanding of scientific research methods, traditional ecological knowledge of climate change, ethical research with indigenous communities, and science communication.