Brown Bag Lunch: Speaker Series
MEET JUTTA HOPKINS-LECHEMINANT, WHO SPENT EIGHT WEEKS LAST SUMMER TRAVERSING THE JUNEAU ICE FIELD TO TAKE PART IN THE WEST’S LONGEST-RUNNING GLACIER STUDY.
The Juneau Icefield Research Program (JIRP) is an expedition that starts in the Tongass National Forest near Juneau, Alaska, and ends in Atlin, BC. In 2015, 33 students and 7 field staff from the US, Canada, Switzerland, Ireland and Sweden trained in earth sciences, wilderness survival, mountaineering skills while actively contributing to ground breaking research.
Since 1948 over 1,000 reports and publications have come from research conducted with JIRP or with the assistance of the Foundation for Glacier and Environmental Research (FGER). Thousands of students and professionals have participated in the Juneau Icefield Research Program, and share a unique legacy of glacier research and exploration.
Join Jutta as she shares highlights from her experience, the research she participated in and why the JIRP is so important.
THURS MAY 5
BRING YOUR LUNCH!
The Yukon College Brown Bag Lunch Series is an opportunity for instructors, researchers, and students of Yukon College to share knowledge with the public in an informal setting.