The course focus is based on physical science, but the destinations and experiences will be rich in exposure and education in culture, history, and policy. The academic motivation is for students to understand how the Greenland Ice Sheet is changing due to climate change, how this affects people in Greenland and around the world, and how Denmark is leading scientific efforts to understand these changes and political efforts to mitigate these changes. Since no roads connect towns and cities in Greenland, we will go by plane and ferry to locations that will span smaller towns, stunning natural environments, and the country’s capitol city. We will hike on the Greenland ice sheet, tour the iceberg-choked fjords, and learn from Copenhagen how it is one of the world’s most desirable places to live and one of the most sustainable cities.
is primarily a course for undergraduates but I am open to applications from graduate students.
Here are the details:
– Course information and link to apply at UW Study Abroad: https://studyabroad.washington.edu/
Search for Early Fall start programs and the course title is: Earth and Space Sciences Greenland and Denmark: Ice and climate-change science and societal response
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