Cold Regions Eco-Hydrology Field Course

Cold Regions Research Centre
Cold Regions Eco-Hydrology Field Course
Scotty Creek Research Station
11-18 March, 2017

The Cold Regions Research Centre (CRRC) at Wilfrid Laurier University ( is offering a 10-day field-based course on the physical principles of cold regions eco-hydrology and water resources for high school students in the NWT. This course counts as a High School credit and as a credit toward the Environment and Natural Resources Technology Program (ENRTP) of Aurora College.


Students will work closely with a variety of instructors including scientists, environmental educators, on-site researchers and Dehcho Elders. The focus is on learning about the land and water during winter from both scientific and traditional aboriginal perspectives.

Students will learn about winter ecology and hydrology including precipitation, energy balances, snow accumulation and redistribution by wind, plant physiology, plant-snow interactions, over-winter moisture redistribution in soils and snow, and greenhouse gas (GHG) flux processes, traditional knowledge, and the Dene language. Students will also learn about decision-making and water resource management using real-life examples.

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