Future scientists at work

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Close to 8,500 Northern youth are engaged in 30 hands-on science camps each summer through Actua.

The camps combine traditional knowledge with Northern science. College and university students act as instructors, also imparting lessons relating to technology, engineering and mathematics.

Caitlyn Lyall, Madison Eetoolook, and Samara Lyall learn about the physics of sound by making their own record player in Taloyoak.
photo courtesy of Actua
Clyde River’s Heather Kautuq works on computer coding using a program called Scratch.
photo courtesy of Actua
Bianca Anguratsiaq, left, and Christa Nangmalik work together on a public health activity to test the levels of glucose in water samples in Hall Beach.
photo courtesy of Actua
MaryAnn Arnauyumayuq, left, and Christy Willie getting ready to launch their goal rockets in Arctic Bay.
photo courtesy of Actua
Eli Atagootak produces sound from a homemade record player in Resolute while Actua instructor Naomi Bender provides guidance.
photo courtesy of Actua