Module 1 

Exploration: The Arctic

Almost every corner of this planet has been explored, observed, and mapped. The skill of observation, a key aspect of mapmaking, underpins the history of science and exploration. Less recognized is the importance of the traditional knowledge of Native peoples. In the Arctic, for example, the Inuit people have lived in and survived the harsh conditions of this environment for thousands of years. Their knowledge, passed from generation to generation, is not only critical to their lifestyle, identity, and social structure but to our collective knowledge. Today, like other explorers before, we continue to learn from their understanding and experiences. By practicing the skill of observation-through field explorations and scientific study-we will search for clues to discover the effects of significant challenges like climate change and sustainable development.. Chat topic: Arctic Exploration


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