Expeditions / 2008

April 8th, 2013

Cape Farewell Youth Expedition 2008 – Activities

As part of the Cape Farewell Youth Expedition, we invite all students from high schools across the globe to upload their own location-specific data based on four themes:

The data you choose to upload can include anything from describing your area’s daily temperature and precipitation patterns in the Climatology section OR documenting a local changing landform in the Geomorphology section using photos taken daily.

In the Green Team Activity section, you have the opportunity to update everyone on any activities your school is doing to raise awareness of climate change.

By sharing your data, students will not only be able to view and compare how environments vary geographically, but they will be able to see how climate change is being promoted internationally!

Watch the following instructional video below to see how you can upload your data:

If you have any questions, please direct them to:

Tripti Saha
Web Intern
80 Elgin Street
Ottawa ON K1P 5K7
Email: Tripti.Saha@britishcouncil.org

 

Green Team Activity

April 8th, 2013

Overview

This section allows each Green Team as well as other schools the opportunity to update everyone on their activities. Students can upload a 1-3 minute video, photos with a caption, or some short text about their school’s activities.

View the map below to see all the locations that have submitted Green Team activities. Click on the map locations to view their data or click on the following links to either post your own Green Team activities or view all postings.

Latest Postings

City: Calgary, Canada
School: St. Mary’s
Caption: Rae Glacier Sketch by Shauna A.
Date Posted: 2008-09-25 14:20:28

City: Cambridge, ON, Canada
School: Southwood Secondary School
Caption: The authors of the popular book “100-mile Diet” stopped by Southwood last week to discuss the importance of food localism. Read all about it in the Cambridge Times.
Date Posted: 2008-09-24 21:40:54

City: NV, Canada
School: Carson Graham Secondary School
Caption: Green team members blogging with Alejandra
Date Posted: 2008-09-24 21:18:16

City: North Vancouver, Canada
School: Carson Graham
Caption: Blogging with the ARCTIC :)
Date Posted: 2008-09-24 21:16:01

City: North Van, Canada
School: Carson Graham
Caption: Green team with one of the electives
Date Posted: 2008-09-24 21:13:21

Geomorphology

April 8th, 2013

Overview

In this section, students upload a photograph (with a caption) of their local landscape at the same spot each day to observe any changes over time.

View the map below to see all the locations that have submitted geomorphology data. Click on the map locations to view their data or click on the following links to either post your own geomorphology or view all postings.

Latest Postings

City: North Vancouver, Canada
School: Carson Graham Secondary
Caption: Downtown Vancouver in a cloudy,sad,ready to rain day
Date Posted: 2008-09-24 21:24:02

City: PEI, Canada
School: Charlottetown Rural
Caption: It’s a cloudy day with overcast, the tide is high.
Date Posted: 2008-09-18 13:23:04

City: Eberswalde, Germany
School: Alexander-von-Humboldt-Gymnasium
Caption: 17.09.2008
Date Posted: 2008-09-17 12:23:56

City: Calgary, Canada
School: St-Mary’s
Caption: Elbow River behind our school. The trees are truning more and more colourful. It was about 11°C when the pictue was taken this morning.
Date Posted: 2008-09-16 23:14:43

City: PEI, Canada
School: Charlottetown Rural
Caption: It’s a cloudy day, with 80 kilometer an hour winds from hurricane Ike. The tide is high.
Date Posted: 2008-09-15 12:22:18

Oceanography

April 8th, 2013

Overview

Students can record and observe the H2O temperature by measuring any body of water such as an ocean, lake, river, stream, or even a puddle of water. There is also an opportunity in this section to record the salinity of H2O, but this is optional.

View the map below to see all the locations that have submitted oceanography data. Click on the map locations to view their data or click on the following links to either post your own oceanography or view all postings.

City: Little Dover, Canada
School: Canso Academy
H2O temperature: 19°C
Salinity of H2O:
Date Posted: 2008-09-22 16:46:38

City: Little Dover, Canada
School: Canso Academy
H2O temperature: 19.5°C
Salinity of H2O:
Date Posted: 2008-09-20 15:55:55

City: Little Dover, Canada
School: Canso Academy
H2O temperature: 17.5°C
Salinity of H2O:
Date Posted: 2008-09-19 18:51:52

City: Eberswalde, Germany
School: Alexander – von – Humboldt grammar school
H2O temperature: 16
Salinity of H2O:
Date Posted: 2008-09-19 11:54:53

City: north vancuver, Canada
School: Carson Graham
H2O temperature: 13
Salinity of H2O:
Date Posted: 2008-09-18 21:31:04

Biogeography

April 8th, 2013

Overview

In this section, students can record daily the biogeography in their area. They have the option to record the type and number of local birds, insects, and terrestrial and aquatic life.

View the map below to see all the locations that have submitted biogeography data. Click on the map locations to view their data or click on the following links to either post your own biogeography or view all postings.

City: Gatineau, Canada
School: Philemon Wright High School
Birds: crows, blue heron, canadian geese, wild turkeys
Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife: deer
Insects: house flys
Date Posted: 2008-11-14 15:09:22

City: Eberswalde, Germany
School: Alexander von Humboldt grammar school
Birds: cranes, 2 blackbirds, crow
Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife:
Insects: dragonfly
Date Posted: 2008-09-27 04:09:07

City: Eberswalde, Germany
School: Alexander von Humboldt grammar school
Birds: cranes
Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife:
Insects:
Date Posted: 2008-09-24 15:05:17

City: Glasgow, Scotland
School: Bishopbriggs Academy
Birds: Seagull, pigeon, crow
Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife:
Insects: Midges
Date Posted: 2008-09-24 12:06:04

Climatology

April 8th, 2013

Overview

In this section, students have the opportunity to upload their local air temperature and precipitation data daily. Students can also upload a photograph of the same spot each day to record the effects of a changing climate.

View the map below to see all the locations that have submitted climatology data. Click on the map locations to view their data or click on the following links to either post your own climatology or view all postings.

Latest Postings

City: Invermay, Canada
School: Invermay
Temperature: -20
Precipitation: snowing
Date Posted: 2008-12-11 18:25:08

City: chennai, india
School: sri sankara,adayar
Temperature: 24
Precipitation: raining
Date Posted: 2008-12-06 10:23:16

City: Gatineau, Canada
School: Philemon Wright High School
Temperature: 11
Precipitation: overcast skies
Date Posted: 2008-11-14 15:12:39

City: North Vancouver, Canada
School: Carson Graham Secondary School
Temperature: 12
Precipitation: raining
Date Posted: 2008-09-24 21:21:16

City: Glasgow, Scotland
School: Bishopbriggs Academy
Temperature: 15
Precipitation: overcast
Date Posted: 2008-09-24 12:08:37

Expeditions2007

April 5th, 2013

Overview

In September 2007, 12 young voyagers from Canada, UK and Germany sailed around the Norwegian Arctic to raise awareness about climate change. These voyagers conducted science experiments that they had researched during the school year and art projects to express their inspiration on climate change.

The voyagers spent some time working with local scientists and graduate students in Ny Alesund on their science projects. They completed a group science project which consisted of collecting climate data over a full day, to understand how climate change trends are computed. They collectively created both a dance piece and art sculpture to visually express the art of climate change. Individually, they blogged live to their schoolmates to help tell the story about their experience in the Norwegian Arctic. They each had several videos which were uploaded onto the website, to help engage their peers and communities on this important issue.

This expedition was a chance for youth to learn about the science of climate change and to communicate this important issue through art. Cape Farewell became the central project which the teachers and students from each participating school became passionate about. The students and teachers from all schools continue to teach climate change in many disciplines such as dance, art, geography, science and even math!

Expeditions / 2008

April 5th, 2013

Overview

Cape Farewell’s sixth voyage, in September 2008, is the first to originate in Canada. Its expedition includes Canadian youth from high schools representing every province and territory in Canada, as well as a number of international youth.

In addition to the 16 students from Canada, there will be students from the United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, Brazil, and India. Joining these 28 young students are 18 adult mentors, scientists, educators and staff. Moreover, the ship’s master and crew of 30, including a doctor, are active members of the expedition and highly experienced in Arctic voyages.

The ship is MV Academik Shokalskiy, a Russian research vessel built in 1983 and modernized to high standards of safety, accommodation, food preparation and other services. The ship is small, nimble, and ice-strengthened, capable of reaching the nooks and crannies that many larger ships cannot. She is the perfect vessel for research and play, equipped with a lecture hall, library, lounge, sauna, open bridge, kayaks and zodiacs. The ship spends its summers sailing the Arctic and winters in Antarctica.

ABOUT / The Story So Far

April 5th, 2013

In September 2007, 12 youth from Germany, the UK and Canada embarked on a sailing journey to the Norwegian Arctic on Cape Farewell’s first Youth Expedition.

These young voyagers sailed from Longyearbyen to Ny Alesund on Spitzbergen, Svalbard’s largest island, from September 14-23, 2007. The voyagers conducted scientific experiments and created art inspired by this fragile Arctic environment, which is so sensitive to the effects of climate change.

Youth expedition leaders, teacher and filmmaker Colin Izod and science teacher and choreographer Suba Subramanian, together with onboard artists, scientists and educators, mentored and supported the development of the projects. Daily video reports, blogs, webcams and message boards were sent live from the Arctic to the Cape Farewell website (www.voyage.capefarewell.com) and to screens at Southbank Centre in London and the Eden Project, Cornwall. The projects that the young people develop, both at sea and with their schools, become an international educational resource.

Following the youth voyage, Cape Farewell’s Art and Science voyage took place from September 23 to October 10, 2007. This voyage sailed the 78th parallel to eastern Greenland, a passage only made possible due to the melting of sea ice. This expedition crossed the north Atlantic to the extreme frontline of climate change, before sailing south to Scoresby Sund in Greenland.

This expedition brought together writer Vikram Seth; comedian Marcus Brigstocke; artists Amy Balkin, Kathy Barber, David Buckland, Beth Derbyshire, Dan Harvey, William Hunt and Brian Jungen; and journalist Benjamin Jervey. Dr Simon Boxall of the National Oceanography Centre and his team continued monitoring of the robustness of the Gulf Stream and a media team led by acclaimed environmental photographer and filmmaker Nick Cobbing, documented the expedition and the most recent impacts of climate change.

Cape Farewell Youth Expedition 2008

The 2008 voyage began September 1st and returned September 20th, 2008. To learn more, check out the Expeditions section of this site.

ABOUT / Get Involved

April 5th, 2013
 

ABOUT / Get
Involved

There are a number of ways you can get involved
with Cape Farewell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students click below to add your data to any of the following five themes. For more information,
click here!


  • Climatology
  • Biogeography
  • Oceanography
  • Geomorphology
  • Green Team Activity