Inuit Perspectives on Arctic Environmental Change

May 1st, 2008 - April 30th, 2010 | PROJECT

This Communication to Public Audiences proposal from the University of Colorado, Boulder, is based on current NSF-funded research =, HSD 0624344, "The Dynamics of Human-Sea Ice Relationships: Comparing Changing Environments in Alaska, Nunavut and Greenland." A collaboration of the National Snow and Ice Data Center and the University of Colorado Museum, the principal investigato and team will develop a small traveling exhibit that hightlights aspects of environmental change in the Arctic as observed by Inuit Elders in Clyde River, Nunatvut, Canada. The exhibit will also include a section that informs the visitor on starting an oral history research project similar to the work of the principal investigator. An oral history take-home guide and material on the Web are being produced

Project Website(s)

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Team Members

Shari Gearheard, Principal Investigator, University of Colorado
Elizabeth Sheffield, Co-Principal Investigator, National Snow and Ice Data Center
James Hakala, Co-Principal Investigator, University of Colorado at Boulder


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 0747075
Funding Amount: 74679


Audience: General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Ecology | forestry | agriculture | Geoscience and geography | History | policy | law | Social science and psychology
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits