Welcome to the English science camp section. This year's edition of the camp is being held in the community of Kangiqsualujjuaq. This community lies not far from the shores of the Ungava bay, some 1528 kilometers north of the city of Montreal. The theme of the camp is Current Events. The students have been introduced to a number of topics relating to flow, from air and water currents, electricity, to the flow of snow during an avalanche.
There are 23 campers participating in the English camp this year. All are secondary students enrolled with the Kativik school board. There are representatives from the villages on both the Hudson Bay and Ungava Bay coasts.
The weather has not been the most cooperative and one of the planned excursion days out on the land had to be cancelled. However, rain did not deter our campers from heading out on the land to learn about prospecting for minerals in Nunavik. Everyone tried their hand in panning for gold, using pans and a sluicebox. Much to our chagrine, no gold was to be found in the stream.
The campers carried out many activities together during the week. These included structures, avalanches, animation, boat building, the above-mentioned mineral prospecting (using pans, sluiceboxes, VLF and beep mapping). Each camper also chose one of four "streams" in which to specialize. These four concentrations were flight, video making, lego construction, and the environment.
We also had a number of digital cameras that were available to the students for taking pictures of whatever caught their fancy. Thousands of pictures were captured over the course of the week. These will be burned onto a CD ROM along with short claymation and personal videos. Each of the campers will be given one of these CD ROMS as a souvenire of their week at Science Camp 2000.
By selecting the links below, you will be taken to pages showing thumbnails of pictures taken by the students. They have been grouped together in themes. In some cases, clicking on one of the pictures will open a page containing a larger version of the picture.