How CNSC is supporting beluga conservation efforts

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How CNSC is supporting beluga conservation efforts A multi-year study of beluga whales in the Churchill River estuary led by Oceans North will continue this summer as part of an effort to establish a National Marine Conservation Area in the region.  And for the second year in a row, the Churchill Northern Studies Centre’s science team will participate in collecting behavioural data … Read More

#RocketGreensMoms deliver new van

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#RocketGreensMoms deliver new van   February 24, 2022 Linda Basler and Jo-Anne Joyce met for the first time earlier this month. Less than a week later, they went on an epic road trip together: a 1,300-kilometre adventure from Winnipeg to Churchill. “We really hit it off,” says Jo-Anne. “We just got on like a house on fire.” Their journey wasn’t … Read More

Celebrating 4 Years of Rocket Greens Part 2!

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Interviewer: Fiona Rettie, Sustainability Tech Interviewee: Carley Basler, Rocket Greens operator and Sustainability Coordinator Looking back –  four years of growth The blizzard that hit Churchill on Dec 16, 2021 kept the CNSC staff at home as winds gusted to 90 km/h, creating drifts that made Launch Road impassable. Our sustainability team of Carley, Fiona, and our science technician Dani sat around their … Read More

Celebrating 4 Years of Rocket Greens! Part 1

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Interviewer: Fiona Rettie, Sustainability Tech Interviewee: Carley Basler, Rocket Greens operator and Sustainability Coordinator Fostering community connections  The blizzard that hit Churchill on Dec 16, 2021 kept the CNSC staff at home as winds gusted to 90 km/h, creating drifts that made Launch Road impassable. Our sustainability team of Carley and Fiona, and our science technician Dani sat around their kitchen table … Read More

NEW DIRT FROM THE SCIENCE DEPARTMENT

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BY KATE MAZUR, Seasonal Research Technician. The newest addition in the Churchill Northern Studies Centre’s science department features three bioactive terrariums. These terrariums provide guests and staff with a refreshing glimpse of summer, creating a real life visual of vegetation not normally accessible in the winter months. The soil samples were collected by the science team, under 1.5 km away from the CNSC. A corresponding control plot was created for each plot of soil gathered, making for a total of six soil … Read More

Wolves and Caribou and Polar Bears, Oh My!

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By: Fiona Rettie and Amanda Proulx For 25 years, the world-leading scientific authority on polar bear-human conflicts, Doug Clark, has been documenting polar bear behaviour in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic ecosystems. His research is primarily focused on polar bears’ interactions with human infrastructures.  In 2011, Dr. Clark first placed motion-activated trail cameras in Wapusk National Park and around the Churchill Northern Studies Centre (CNSC) to … Read More

Something Fishy is Going On

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By Joni Reimer After over a year of being empty, the CNSC’s Hudson Bay Aquarium is back up and running after a little help from the science team. The 125 gallon tank offers a glimpse into what the Arctic Ocean looks like beneath the surface and is the only saltwater aquarium in Churchill. Collections began in early summer, as the … Read More

No signs of slowing down

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By Jordan Stewart Despite the many uncertainties and challenges of the past year, research as the Churchill Northern Studies Centre has not skipped a beat. Whether it be conducting in-house research, collaborating with researchers from across Canada, or finding new ways to share our scientific passions and discoveries to the public, the CNSC Science department has had a busy winter … Read More

Sowing Seeds for Community Mental and Physical Nourishment; Growing Together

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By Maddy Mitchell When the Rocket Greens Project launched, it took off with a blast. The community of Churchill was immensely receptive to the idea of having fresh, locally grown, affordable produce year-round. We have consistently providing Launch Box leafy green subscriptions to around 50 households each week and have been stocking the grocery store shelves with lettuce, spinach, kale … Read More

Why Churchill MB? from our new Program Coordinator.

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Hi!, I’m Alex Berg and I am the Program Coordinator at the Churchill Northern Study Centre (CNSC). Even more importantly, I’m a lifelong Churchillian. Like everyone else, CNSC has adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic and all that comes with it. While I can’t wait to welcome people to experience our amazing programs, unfortunately, to maintain everyone’s safety, CNSC summer programming … Read More