After being closed for several months, things are starting to open up again at the Centre. We welcomed researchers from Western Canada at the beginning of August, and currently have three research groups from Manitoba staying with us. Although the doors to the big blue building aren’t open on a drop-in basis yet, we are offering outdoor educational walks. We are thrilled to see Manitobans visiting Churchill and are happy to share our knowledge of the historical and ecological beauty of the area.
Join us for a Tundra-Taiga Ecology Walk. The CNSC lies in the transition zone between Arctic tundra, boreal forest and the Hudson Bay marine ecosystems. This walk, led by our research staff, highlights unique biological features of the area and offers insight into the science happening at the Centre and the surrounding area.
The CNSC neighbours the former rocket launch site, known as the Churchill Rocket Research Range. Our Rocket Range Walk of this National Historic Site of Canada highlights the facilities that were used for launching, tracking and retrieving the rockets for research into the upper atmosphere.
If you’re interested in either of these educational walks, please give us a call at 204-675-2307. These tours are approximately one hour in length and are by appointment only.
If you aren’t able to participate in one of our walking tours but polar bears have been on your bucket list for years, how about joining us on a learning vacation? As we open back up to visitors there is a unique opportunity to explore your own backyard. Check out our 2020 polar bear Learning Vacation: Lords of the Arctic (October 31 – November 7). The instructor is wildlife biologist Dr. Stephen Petersen, Director of Conservation and Research at the Assiniboine Park Conservancy in Winnipeg. Dr. Petersen has been researching seals, beluga and polar bears from the CNSC for almost a decade and he brings an extensive knowledge of polar bears and the local ecosystem to our program.