Thirty-two first- and second-year students enrolled in Nunavut Arctic College’s Environmental Technology Program attended fall field camp in September.
The camp takes place annually at Peterhead Inlet, which is located 10 km west of Iqaluit and near Qaummaarviit Territorial Park.
This year, the students – who attend the program from communities all over the territory – spent their days learning, acquiring their wilderness first aid certification, sampling fish, and bonding from Sept. 14 to Sept. 21.
Nunavut Arctic College’s Environmental Technology Program first-year class at Qaummaarviit Territorial Park last month. Back row from left: Avery Keenainak, Dylan Qappik, Jakob (Rus) Voisey, Louis-Philip Pothier, Thomas Bolt, Megan Muckpah-Gavin, Evelyn Autut and Chantel Emiktowt. photo courtesy Environmental Technology Program Front row, from left: Tundra Kuliktana, Justin Nakashook, Emmaline Ipeelie, Tapisa Tattuinee, Nysana (Arreak) Qillaq and Shauna Seeteenak.
After students sample the fish, they dont go to waste Nicole Ymana seasons pitsi. photo courtesy Environmental Technology Program
The annual fall field camp takes place at Peterhead Inlet and this year the program had 32 people out for the seven days of learning on the land. photo courtesy Environmental Technology Program
The Nunavut Research Institute’s Jamal Shirley teaches Justin Nakashook, Dylan Qappik, and Avery Keenainak how to download data from data loggers to record temperature conditions of the soil as part of a long-term monitoring project to determine the impact of climate change on berry production. photo courtesy Environmental Technology Program
First-year students Megan Muckpah-Gavin, left, Justin Nakashook, Shauna Seeteenak, Avery Keenainak, Dylan Qappik and Emmaline Ipeelie (lying down) learn how to treat a casualty with a suspected spinal injury. photo courtesy Environmental Technology Program
Second-year students Neoma Cox, left, and Karen Nungaq learn how to sample fish. photo courtesy Environmental Technology Program
Avery Keenainak, left, Emmaline Ipeelie and Shauna Seeteenak take advantage of some precious free time in the common tent to play crib. photo courtesy Environmental Technology Program