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5 years – 5 Online Classroom Programs – 5 Questions -- 5 Expeditions!

GoNorth! is a five-year adventure learning project.

Free to the entire K-12 community, GoNorth! uses the allure of exciting Arctic dogsled expeditions and Arctic research as the vehicle through which K-12 teachers and students gain an understanding of science, social sciences, technology, and the cultures of the Arctic.

Over the five-year span of the project, GoNorth! expeditions will circumnavigate the Arctic to observe, experience, and document traditional ecological knowledge and collect previously unknown in-situ environmental realities - while collaborating with K-12 students and teachers in state-of-the-art online learning environments.

Data collected will support teachers and students in understanding science and social sciences from an indigenous cultural perspective as well as the science community in their validation of climate models. The inquiry-based classroom and online GoNorth! curricula will center on an environmental issue that changes yearly to reflect the expedition’s current Arctic locale and associated indigenous cultures.

GoNorth! is developed by the College of Education & Human Development at the University of Minnesota in collaboration with NOMADS Online Classroom Expeditions and is supported by a Science Advisory Board composed of educators, scientists, and Arctic experts.