Exploring our changing climate with children from primary schools across the North East
The CACOON project is investigating the influence of global warming on permafrost melt in the Artic. Over 3 years, the NERC-funded project will support 900 children to explore the impacts of climate change on Arctic ecosystems and communities. Lead researcher Dr Paul Mann and NUSTEM are collaborating to develop and deliver a workshop that explores the societal consequences of climate change. Local artist Dominic Smith is helping us bring a practical photography element to the workshop, to help understand and model permafrost melting.
The workshop is still in its development stage. We’ll update this page as the project progresses.
The images above have been nine months in the making. That’s precisely the amount of time needed to:
The next step is a bit of process refinement: we need to make the camera usable in a school environment. We’ll be stress-testing the camera and the procedure over the coming months – come back for more information!