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Monday, January 26, 2009

Countdown to Churchill


It's time to start counting down to my/our Arctic Edge adventure. As you know, I will be heading up to Churchill, Manitoba, Canada to help with some ongoing research on climate change. And you get to virtually travel with me! During my time in the Great White North, and as we approach my departure date, you will have challenges to meet as a part of your grade. Your missions will be posted here on this blog site, and you will respond to my blog for your grade. If you have any questions as to how to make this work, speak to me NOW before I head north!

I will be flying to Winnipeg on February 12 and then taking the train from Winnipeg to Churchill. Your first challenge is to discover what I might experience on that train ride. Find some travel blogs or sites created by others who have taken that train ride. Answer the following questions:
* What are some of the locations that I will be passing through?
* How will the ecosystems change over the course of my trip?
* What latitude will I board at and what is the latitude of Churchill?
* What are some of the highlights of Churchill besides polar bears? (Churchill is the polar bear capital of the world!)
* What are my chances of seeing a polar bear this time of year...what are their hibernation/behavior patterns?
* And finally, what time will the sun rise and set in Churchill when I arrive on February 14th? Is that different than the times it will rise and set here and why?

When you post your response, which you will receive a grade for, don't forget to make it your own. In the subject box put the number of your period followed by a dash and then your initials. For example, Rebecca Ann Smith in third period Marine Ecology would put: 3-RAS. Good luck. I look forward to your findings.

67 Comments:

At January 26, 2009 at 6:24 PM , Anonymous 5-ARC said...

From Winnibeg to Churchill, you will be passing through Portage La Prairie, McCreary, The Pas, Thompson, and Gillam.

You will start off travelling through large prairies where they are cold in the winter. Once you hit Churchill, the degree will drop about 10 degrees. They have severe winter weather. Churchill is considered Canada's Far North.

You will board at 49.88 degrees N in Winnipeg, and 58.77 degrees N in Churchill.

In Churchill along with seeing polar bears, you can visit the Wapusk National Park, Prince of Whales Fort and even go Beluga Whale Watching!

Polar Bears in Churchill are usually seen from October through mid-December. This period of time is considered to be "Walking Hibertnation."

The sun will rise in Churchill Canada on February 14, at 7:11am CST and set at 5:09pm CST. It is different then the times here because in Churchill, the days in the winter are relatively short because they are so far North.

 
At January 26, 2009 at 6:24 PM , Anonymous 5-ARC said...

From Winnibeg to Churchill, you will be passing through Portage La Prairie, McCreary, The Pas, Thompson, and Gillam.

You will start off travelling through large prairies where they are cold in the winter. Once you hit Churchill, the degree will drop about 10 degrees. They have severe winter weather. Churchill is considered Canada's Far North.

You will board at 49.88 degrees N in Winnipeg, and 58.77 degrees N in Churchill.

In Churchill along with seeing polar bears, you can visit the Wapusk National Park, Prince of Whales Fort and even go Beluga Whale Watching!

Polar Bears in Churchill are usually seen from October through mid-December. This period of time is considered to be "Walking Hibertnation."

The sun will rise in Churchill Canada on February 14, at 7:11am CST and set at 5:09pm CST. It is different then the times here because in Churchill, the days in the winter are relatively short because they are so far North.

 
At February 1, 2009 at 1:19 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

subject: 5-TMR

Questions

1. You will be traveling through the canadian prairies, through the wheat fields in manitoba, and the hills of porcupine, and Duck mountains. You go through the muskeg of the sub-artic and end up in Hudson bay.

2. The ecosystems will change by getting much colder.

3. The lattitude of where you board is 49 degrees,53' and churchill is 60 degrees north.

4. Sites to see are the Beluga whales, northern lights, and museums of the must-see attractions of all the history there.

5. Chances of seeing a polar bear at this time of year is medium. It would be guaranteed if you went in October or November. They are on land for 15 weeks, which people call, 'walking hibernation'. The majority of their hunting is in the spring. Their lowest weight is in march.

6. The sun will rise at 7:40am when you arrive, and set at 5:44pm. It's different then here, because of the northern hemisphere.

 
At February 1, 2009 at 5:51 PM , Anonymous 4-vmh said...

1.You will be passing through the wet and dry tundras and the hudson bay.
2.The ecosystems will change in tundra ponds,marshes,arctic and subarctic locations.
3.You will board at 52 degrees 0'0" 25.0000.The latitude of churchill is 58 degrees 44'N.
4.Some highlights besides polar bears are eskimo museums,northern lights, and dog sledding.
5.The chances of you seeing a polar bear are low because they are migrating up north.Polar bears actually don't hibernate so they don't have hibernation patterns.
6.The sun will rise at 7:37 am and set at 4:53 pm.This is different from us because we are in a different time zone.

 
At February 1, 2009 at 5:54 PM , Anonymous 1-KTM said...

1. You will be passing through the wet and dry tundras and the hudson bay.
2. The ecosystems will change within the tundra ponds, marshes, arctic and subarctic locations.
3. You will board at 52 degrees 0'0" 25.0000. The latitude of churchill is 58 degrees 44'N.
4. Some highlights besides polar bears are eskimo museums,northern lights, and dog sledding.
5. The chances of you seeing a polar bear are low because they are migrating up north. Polar bears do not hibernate. 6. The sun will rise at 7:37 am and set at 4:53 pm. This is different from California because we are in a different time zone.

 
At February 1, 2009 at 7:57 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

5-DTB
You will pass through Gamutik and Thompson.
You will go through tundras forest tundras and wetlands. The latitude and longitude of Churchill is 58° 44′ 43.44″ N, 94° 6′ 53.93″ W. Churchill is not only full of polar bears but, it is a beautiful land of amazing marine life. You will probably have a better chance of seeing a polar bear in fall. The sun will be up longer than in California.

 
At February 1, 2009 at 8:24 PM , Anonymous 3-MH said...

There is a change in scene when leaving winnipeg, the heart ot the southern prairies,to Churchill, a subartic region.latitude of Winnipeg is 48 degrees and 53 minutes. latitude of Churchill is 58 degrees and 45 minutes.Winter there is the Aurora Borealis, northern lights. Summer there are beluga whale sightings. many state parks which are great for outdoor adventurers and wildlife watchers. Eskimo Museum.outdoor activities include winter dog sledding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, hiking, canoeing, and kayaking. polar bears are active anytime during the day or year. females den from november to march. males den from late november to late january. can see polar bears almost 24/7. most popular time to see them is between october to november. sunrises 7:12 a.m. sun falls 4:48 p.m. they are different because we are in different time zones.

 
At February 1, 2009 at 9:05 PM , Anonymous 1-EMH. said...

1-EMH.
*Some locations that you will be passing through are Manitoba, Saskatchewan, The Pas, Pukatawagan, Thompson, and the Hudson Bay.
*The ecosystems will change dramatically due to the evidence of the climate change that ranges from the shrinking polar icecaps to the timing of bird migrations. Although the most dramatic impact will be felt in the Arctic because the melting permafrost stands to release a lot of methane and carbon dioxide.
*The latitude that you will board at will be 52° and the latitude at Churchill is 58N.
*Some highlights of Churchill besides the many polar bears, would have to be the Beluga whale season, which is when thousands of white aquatic ambassadors head to Churchill to have their young. There is also a number of state parks that makes it ideal for outdoor adventures. Lastly, there is a Eskimo Museum with many artifacts and interesting things that you must visit.
*Your chances of seeing a polar bear this time of year would have to be very likely considering it is the polar bear capital of the world. Adult female polar bears with cubs hunt about 19% of their time during the spring and about 38% of their time during the summer. As for adult male polar bears hunt about 25% of their time during the spring and about 40% of their time during the summer. Usually when polar bears are not hunting they are resting.
*The sun will rise around 8 o’clock in the morning, and usually set around 8 at night. It is different from when the sun rises and sets here because we have a different time zones, so the sun rises earlier over here, and sets earlier also.

 
At February 1, 2009 at 9:09 PM , Anonymous Hannah said...

* You will be passing through Portage la Prairie,McCreary,The Pas, and Gillam.

* It will get colder and the ecosystems will be forced to adapt to the climate changes.

*Winnipeg 50°38'N 96°19'W
Churchill 58°47'N 94°11'W

*Beluga whales, the Northern Lights, hikes, hunting, fishing, dog-sledding, snowmobile or helicopter excursions, and photo expeditions are some of the highlights of Churchill besides polar bears.

*Well considering that it is the "polar bear capital of the world" I'm sure that there should be a fair chance of seeing one. Polar bears don't really hibernate. They are most active at the beginning of the day and least active at the end. When they are not hunting they are usually sleeping.

*It looks like the sun will rise around 8am and set around 8:30pm.
It is different because we are in a different timezone.

1-HRM

 
At February 1, 2009 at 9:41 PM , Anonymous Michael Pulley said...

What are some of the locations that I will be passing through?
What I gathered from a travel journal is that you will stop in Portage la Prairie, Dauphin, Canora, Veregin, Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan, The Pas, Cormorant, Wabowden, Thicket Portage, Thompson, Pikwitonei, Ilford, Gillam and Herchmer, and then Churchill.
How will the ecosystems change over the course of my trip?
The ecosystems will change by the weather getting colder as higher north you go.
What latitude will I board at and what is the latitude of Churchill?
The latitude of Winnipeg is 49.883333, 49° 53' -1" N, 49 degrees, 53 minutes, -1 seconds North. The latitude of Churchill is 58.76º N.
What are some of the highlights of Churchill besides polar bears?
Another expression used to describe the town is the beluga capitol of the world. There is also the Prince of Wales Fort, and the Aurora Borealis can be seen until April.
What are my chances of seeing a polar bear this time of year...what are their hibernation/behavior patterns?
The chance of seeing a polar bear is slim as most will be hunting on the ice, but have designated areas where tourists can safely view the polar bears, just in case. When the water is not frozen they seem to rely on each other but when the water freezes it is every bear from himself.
And finally, what time will the sun rise and set in Churchill when I arrive on February 14th? The sun should rise about 8:15 to 8:30 AM and should set about 4:30 to 4:45 PM. Is that different than the times it will rise and set here and why? In San Clemente the sun should rise at about 6:45 to 7:00 AM and should set at about 5:15 to 5:30 PM.

1-MLP

 
At February 1, 2009 at 10:26 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

1-EEA

* What are some of the locations that I will be passing through?
- Portage La Prairie, McCreary, The Pas, Thompson, Gillam

* How will the ecosystems change over the course of my trip?
- The ecosystems in Manitoba change from wetlands, to grasslands, to forests. However, the climate changes are affecting the wild life, for example, the polar bears are returning underweight with less seals and fish to sustain them, relying on the birth of the ringed seal to get them through the year.


* What latitude will I board at and what is the latitude of Churchill?
- 49° 54' N Winnipeg
58° 45' N Churchill


* What are some of the highlights of Churchill besides polar bears? (Churchill is the polar bear capital of the world!)
-Not only does Churchill have polar bears to offer, but also watching Beluga Whales dive at the mouth of the Churchill River. In winter, one can take a tour by snowmobile or dogsled under the northern lights. A ‘must see’ in Churchill is the Eskimo Museum, which is said to house some of the ‘finest Inuit artifacts in the world.’


* What are my chances of seeing a polar bear this time of year...what are their hibernation/behavior patterns?
-At this time, before ‘break-up’ and after ‘freeze up’ polar bears are not on land. The come on shore about three weeks after ‘break-up’(early July) and go out on the ice about one to two weeks prior to to ‘freeze-up’(late November). The bears g through a sort of hybernation trance where there systems slow down and they eat things such as berries, plants, sea weed, etc.


* And finally, what time will the sun rise and set in Churchill when I arrive on February 14th? Is that different than the times it will rise and set here and why?
-The sun will rise at 7:52am and set 5:11pm on February 14. In San Clemente on that day, the sun will rise at 6:35am and set at 5:35pm. the difference int he sun rise and set times is because of the difference of the distance from the sun and the tilt of the earth.

 
At February 1, 2009 at 10:40 PM , Anonymous 1-HMS said...

1. some of the locations you will be passing through are McCreary, The Pas, Thompson, and Gillam.

2. You will pass through the southern prairies of Winnipeg to the arctic atmosphere at Churchill.

3. The latitude of Winnipeg at boarding is 49° 54' N, at the latitude of Churchill is 58° 45' N.

4. Some highlights of churchill are its Beluga whales, who migrate into the Churchill river in the summer. Also, it is the home of an "Eskimo Museum", which has rare Aboriginal Inuit carvings, as well as various sculptures, wildlife, and archaeological specimens.

5. Hundreds of Polar Bears usually wait for the the hudson bay to freeze over in october and early november, so that is the most practical time to catch a glimpse, but if you go on a tour you can see them at almost any time of the day.

6. The sun will rise in Churchill at 7:37 am, and set at 4:53PM pm. In san clemente it will rise at 6:45 am and set at 5:44 pm. They are at different times because they are in different parts of the world.

 
At February 1, 2009 at 10:57 PM , Anonymous tessa said...

* From Winnipeg to Churchill, you will be passing through many locations such as Portage La Prairie, McCreary, The Pas, Thompson, and Gillam.

* The climate will become colder over the course of your trip, and the ecosystems will have to adapt.

* You will board in Winnipeg at a latitude of 50°38'N. Churchill is located at a latitude of 58°47'N.

* Over 200 species of migratory birds pass through Churchill between May and July. Churchill is a birdwatcher’s paradise due to the long hours of daylight. After the bird migration, the occasional polar bear can be spotted. Over 3,000 beluga whales feed and raise their young in the Churchill River, and wildflowers cover the land. The Northern Lights are visible throughout the entire year, and are exceptionally noticable from January to March. The Marine, Tundra, and Boreal Forest converge in Churchill, providing a great diversity of plants and animals.

* Because Churchill is the polar bear capital of the world, I am pretty sure you will see a polar bear! Polar bears do not go into deep hibernation, but can save energy much like hibernating bears. Pregnant females are the only polar bears that hibernate. Generally, polar bears are most active during the first third of the day and least active during the final third of the day. They are usually sleeping or resting when they are not hunting.

* In Churchill on Februsary 14th, the sun will rise at approximately 8:00am and will set at around 8:30pm. These times are different from the times of the sunrise and sunset here because of the different time zones.

5-TRH

 
At February 2, 2009 at 4:38 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Period 5- Amy Gutierrez
* What are some of the locations that I will be passing through?
You will be passing through three different locations before reaching Churchill. Firsdt you will reach the Paz, then Pukatawagan and after that you will be at Thompson and after that, you will reach your destination of Churchill.

* How will the ecosystems change over the course of my trip?
You will see tundra and forests ecosystems along with wetland, peatland, estuarie, and marine biomes.

* What latitude will I board at and what is the latitude of Churchill?
The latitude of Winnepeg is 49 53 and the latitude of Churchill is 58 46

* What are some of the highlights of Churchill besides polar bears? (Churchill is the polar bear capital of the world!)
During spring, when polar bears aren’t present, you can see nearly 200 species of birds like snow geese and eider ducks. Churchill is also visited by pods of beluga whales.

* What are my chances of seeing a polar bear this time of year...what are their hibernation/behavior patterns? Your chances of seeing a polar bear are very high.

* And finally, what time will the sun rise and set in Churchill when I arrive on February 14th? Is that different than the times it will rise and set here and why?
The sun rises at approximately 8 in the morning and sets at approximately 4 in the afternoon. The time differentiates compared to ours because of the different locations on the planet.

 
At February 2, 2009 at 4:59 PM , Anonymous 5-BCC said...

* What are some of the locations that I will be passing through?

Thompson, The Pas, and Saskatchewan.




* How will the ecosystems change over the course of my trip?

Not much I would think, it's only a 2 week trip up there... Perhaps only thaw out a little bit, but that's pretty much it.


* What latitude will I board at and what is the latitude of Churchill?

Winnipeg:
49 53 N, 97 09 W

Churchill:
58.7667





* What are some of the highlights of Churchill besides polar bears? (Churchill is the polar bear capital of the world!)

Beluga whale sightseeing, ice and snow sculptures, dogsled rides, and snowshoeing.






* What are my chances of seeing a polar bear this time of year...what are their hibernation/behavior patterns?

They are active and moving all year long unless they're pregnant or nursing young, in which case, they will den. They do not go into complete hibernation, instead they go into what scientists call "walking hibernation".





* And finally, what time will the sun rise and set in Churchill when I arrive on February 14th? Is that different than the times it will rise and set here and why?

Sun will rise at 7:37AM adn sun will set at 4:53PM.

Yes it is different sunruse and sunset times here (6:56AM and 5:32PM) because we are on different lines of longitude in San Clemente, compared to Churchill.

 
At February 2, 2009 at 6:19 PM , Anonymous Madison Browning said...

hello!
I am sure you will love your adventure up north but it will be very very cold. The time will most likely change when you arrive there. I think this is due to a change in longatude. The polar bears should be very exciting to see! I believe that the "polar bear capital" will show some unique features of that specific ecosystem. I think that I covered all of the requirements for this blog.

 
At February 2, 2009 at 6:52 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

*Starting from Winnipeg and traveling though “The Pas” and Thompson ending in Churchill.

*The ecosystems you will be traveling though wetlands and frozen tundra

*The Latitude and longitude of Churchill Park Is.58°10'N125°10'W and for Winnipeg is 50°38'N96°19'W

*At Churchill one could enjoy spectacular views of the Northern Lights and Arctic Fox, Caribou, Snowy Owls and Ptarmigan

*In the spring the bars use 22%of their time to hunt on the remaining Ice

*Polar Bears do not enter a state of deep hibernation because they need a higher body temperature in order to meet the demands of pregnancy, birth, and the nursing of young.

*The sun raise and set on Feb 14 is 7:36 AM & 5:25 PM, the reason why the sun rises and sets different times, is because the higher latitude.

3-cgw

 
At February 2, 2009 at 6:54 PM , Anonymous Period 5 Aurora Maddocks said...

1. Some of the locations you will be passing through on the train are portage la prairie (sounds fun),McCreary, the Pas, Thompson, Gillam, and good old d Churchill.
2. Well, most likely the amount of day time will start to increase slowly and some snow will melt.
3. Winnipeg: 49° 54' N 97° 14' w Churchill: 58° 45' N 94° 4' W
4. A few highlights of Churchill Canada is the Aurora Boriallis or northern lights, Inuit Rock sculptures, the oldest prefab building in Canada, and sled dogs.
5. Sunrise is 7:50 am and Sunset is 5:10 pm.

 
At February 2, 2009 at 7:28 PM , Anonymous 5 - Nico Sandoval said...

*The Pas and Gillam

*Winnipeg has flatlands and rivers. Churchill becomes colder with its tundras and marine areas.

*Winnipeg: 49° 54' N
Churchill: 58° 45' N

*Belugas and the Port of Churchill

*They are less likely to be on the mainland until the sea ice melts during the summer. They can hibernate, but are active all year long. They fast instead when there is no food available.

*No idea, I don't even notice when it sets over here.

 
At February 2, 2009 at 7:36 PM , Anonymous 3-TJH said...

There are a few locations that you will pass; Thompson, Lake Winnepeg, and the Hudson Bay will be at the end. The ecosystems will change quite a bit during the trip, all will be cold, but it will start somewhat cool and dry and it will change by going through a lake, more dry parts then ice and other things. The latitude of Winnepeg is 49.88, and the latitude of Churchill is 58.76. One of the highlights of Churchill will be the lake right next to it, or the fort in the city, and there is a port in the Hudson. There will also be arctice animals to see. There will be plenty of polar bears, but probably in hibernation. Polar bears are the most active the first two-thirds of the day and the last are the least active. They usually in hibernation during the winter, but come out in spring, so most of the time you probably won't see polar bears. The sun will rise around 7:37 am and will set around 452, which is a shorter day of daylight than our day of daylight. The sun rises earlier here and sets later.

 
At February 2, 2009 at 8:17 PM , Anonymous 4-whitney staeb said...

1. You will be passing through Stonewall, Dauphin, The Pas, Thompson, and Manitoba.
2. Winnepeg is known for it's grain growing. It has a contintental sool climate with little precipitation. Winters are cold as well as summers. In churchill, it is basically freezing. It is an arctic climate where polar bears thrive.
3. The latitude of winnepeg is 54 degrees north and the latitude of Churchill is 45 degrees north.
4. Churchill is known for it's beautiful icy landscapes and the northern lights can be seen.
5. It is not liekly to see a polar bear because it is still freezing there and they do not mozy around until june or july. They are only on land for about 15 weeks and are in a state of "walking hibernation." They basically eat whatever they can find.
6. On February 15, th sun will rise at about 7:52am and set at about 5:10pm. That is different from us because we are at a much different latitude and longitude.

 
At February 2, 2009 at 8:36 PM , Anonymous 4 - McKenzie Campagna said...

1)On the train ride, you will probably see Lake Winipeg. You may even see Reindeer Lake, which is north of Lake Winipeg.
2)It will DEFINETLY get colder, as temperatures could drop as low as 12 degrees fahrenheit. You will see more snow in Churchill.
3)Latitude of where you are boarding(train): 49.88 N
Latitude of Churchill: 58.74540 N
4)Beluga Whales during summer move into the warm waters of the Churchill River estuary. Churchill is a good place for bird-watchers, too.
5)They are more likely to be seen during October and early November...
6) Sunrise - 6:52am. Sunset - 4:10pm. Yes, it is different from San Clemente sunrise and sunset because San Clemente and Churchill are located on different parts of the world, therefore sunlight will reach them at different times.

 
At February 2, 2009 at 8:42 PM , Anonymous 5-Lauren Wright said...

Wow this seems really interesting. i cant wait to see if you encounter any polar bears.

 
At February 2, 2009 at 9:37 PM , Blogger chloe said...

3-CCC
1*you will be passing through Toronto and Vancouver.
2*Ecosystems will change from more warmer weather animals, to more arctic, colder weathered animals, like the polar bear.
3* Winnipeg's latitude is 49 degrees N and 97 degrees S. Churchill is 58 degrees N and 94 degrees W.
4*In the summer you can go whale watching. You can go see Wapusk National Park or the York Factory. Also you could go hunting, fishing, or dog-sledding.
5*your chances of seeing polar bears are very low because they only come up to the waters edge near the town in autumn. In the winter, they move up to the ice where they hunt.
6* The sun will rise at 7:50 am on feb. 14 and it sets at 5:10 pm. Yes it is different because our days are longer because of where we are on the Earth and where the sun hits it.

 
At February 2, 2009 at 9:37 PM , Anonymous Chloe Cruse said...

3-CCC
1*you will be passing through Toronto and Vancouver.
2*Ecosystems will change from more warmer weather animals, to more arctic, colder weathered animals, like the polar bear.
3* Winnipeg's latitude is 49 degrees N and 97 degrees S. Churchill is 58 degrees N and 94 degrees W.
4*In the summer you can go whale watching. You can go see Wapusk National Park or the York Factory. Also you could go hunting, fishing, or dog-sledding.
5*your chances of seeing polar bears are very low because they only come up to the waters edge near the town in autumn. In the winter, they move up to the ice where they hunt.
6* The sun will rise at 7:50 am on feb. 14 and it sets at 5:10 pm. Yes it is different because our days are longer because of where we are on the Earth and where the sun hits it.

 
At February 2, 2009 at 9:42 PM , Blogger GEckel said...

1) The train leaves through Winnipeg and travels via The Pas and Wabowden to Churchill. The train passes through Portage La Prarie, McCreary, The Pas, Thompson, Giliam, and stops in Churchill.
2.) Since the Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet, the ecosystem in Churchill changes. The Hudson bay is disappearing because of the climate change.
3.) Winnipeg has a latitude of 49 degrees 54'N, and a longitude of 97 degrees 14'W. Churchill has a latitude of 58 degrees 44'N, and a longitude of 94 degrees 04'W.
4.) Along with polar bears, Churchill is known for its rugby, beluga whales, authentic birds, and northern lights.
5.) Hibernating means to pass the winter in a dormant or lethargic state. Animals that hibernate store body fat when food is plentiful. When food is scarce, they hibernate, living off their stored body fat.
6.) In Churchill, sunrise on February 14th is at 7:52 am, and sunset is at 5:11 pm. In San Clemente, the sun rises on that same day at 6:35 am, and sets at 5:35pm. The times are different due to different latitudes and the rotation of the earth.

 
At February 2, 2009 at 9:45 PM , Blogger GEckel said...

1-GNE

1) The train leaves through Winnipeg and travels via The Pas and Wabowden to Churchill. The train passes through Portage La Prarie, McCreary, The Pas, Thompson, Giliam, and stops in Churchill.
2.) Since the Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet, the ecosystem in Churchill changes. The Hudson bay is disappearing because of the climate change.
3.) Winnipeg has a latitude of 49 degrees 54'N, and a longitude of 97 degrees 14'W. Churchill has a latitude of 58 degrees 44'N, and a longitude of 94 degrees 04'W.
4.) Along with polar bears, Churchill is known for its rugby, beluga whales, authentic birds, and northern lights.
5.) Hibernating means to pass the winter in a dormant or lethargic state. Animals that hibernate store body fat when food is plentiful. When food is scarce, they hibernate, living off their stored body fat.
6.) In Churchill, sunrise on February 14th is at 7:52 am, and sunset is at 5:11 pm. In San Clemente, the sun rises on that same day at 6:35 am, and sets at 5:35pm. The times are different due to different latitudes and the rotation of the earth.

 
At February 2, 2009 at 10:03 PM , Blogger rachael1 said...

*You will pass the city of Thompson and the Great Lakes.
*The prairies will change into Boreal forests then to a frozen tundra.
*The Latitude of Winnipeg is 49 degrees and the Latitude of Churchill is 58 degrees N.
*Some of the highlights of Churchill other than Polar Bears are seeing the Northern Lights, viewing icy Cape Churchill, and observing snow owls, caribou, etc.
*Polar Bears are very common this time of year. Polar bears are not territorial but unpredictable when hungry.Polar bears often hibernate in the fall, especially a pregnant female.
*Because of the different time zones, the sun in Churchill will rise at 7:37 am and set at 4:53 pm.
This is because of the different time zones and the atmosphere of the earth (allowing/disallowing sunlight through.)

 
At February 2, 2009 at 10:03 PM , Blogger rachael1 said...

*You will pass the city of Thompson and the Great Lakes.
*The prairies will change into Boreal forests then to a frozen tundra.
*The Latitude of Winnipeg is 49 degrees and the Latitude of Churchill is 58 degrees N.
*Some of the highlights of Churchill other than Polar Bears are seeing the Northern Lights, viewing icy Cape Churchill, and observing snow owls, caribou, etc.
*Polar Bears are very common this time of year. Polar bears are not territorial but unpredictable when hungry.Polar bears often hibernate in the fall, especially a pregnant female.
*Because of the different time zones, the sun in Churchill will rise at 7:37 am and set at 4:53 pm.
This is because of the different time zones and the atmosphere of the earth (allowing/disallowing sunlight through.)

 
At February 2, 2009 at 10:05 PM , Blogger rachael1 said...

4-RMC


*You will pass the city of Thompson and the Great Lakes.
*The prairies will change into Boreal forests then to a frozen tundra.
*The Latitude of Winnipeg is 49 degrees and the Latitude of Churchill is 58 degrees N.
*Some of the highlights of Churchill other than Polar Bears are seeing the Northern Lights, viewing icy Cape Churchill, and observing snow owls, caribou, etc.
*Polar Bears are very common this time of year. Polar bears are not territorial but unpredictable when hungry.Polar bears often hibernate in the fall, especially a pregnant female.
*Because of the different time zones, the sun in Churchill will rise at 7:37 am and set at 4:53 pm.
This is because of the different time zones and the atmosphere of the earth (allowing/disallowing sunlight through.)

 
At February 2, 2009 at 10:08 PM , Anonymous 1 - Nick Williams said...

Nick Williams, Per.3



1. The train will travel on the west side of Winnipeg Lakes then head northeast through Thompson and finally almost vertically north to Churchill.



2. It should get colder as you move further north. into the tundra's.



3. Start:97° 15´W
End: 58.767º N



4. The Northern lights should undoubtedly be a highlight to the sightseeing available in that region.



5. The Sun will rise at around 2 and set at 10 PM. as it will rise here at 6AM then 5PM. The earth is tilted as well as the equator has to travel quite a distance great then as you move further north or south.

 
At February 2, 2009 at 10:13 PM , Blogger per 4 jennika said...

1 Some of the many locations you will be passing through will be The Paz, then through Pukatawagon, then through Thompson, and then you will reach Churchill. Some of the scenary you will see will include going over lake Winnipeg, then through the Manitoba's Bureal forest, adn then by the Hudson Bay lowlands.
2 The latitude you will bein on is about 97degrees west and then end at 58,767 degrees north
3 While on your trip in Churchill you may even have the chance to view the amazing northern lights.
4 I believe you may see many polar bears while on your trip. Many will be out of hibernation because it is winter, and do not hibernate until the spring.
5 The sun will rise in Churchill around 2:00 and will set at about 10:00. While here it rises at about 5:30 or 6:00, and sets at about 5:00 or 5:30.

 
At February 2, 2009 at 10:32 PM , Anonymous 5-Emilio Fuentes said...

-you will be passing through several different lakes including dauphin and winnepegosis.
-there will be alot of freshwater ecosystems and also, many cold weather ecosystems
-winnepeg latitude~ 49.883333
49° 53' -1" N
49 degrees,
Churchill latitude~ 60 o 00 N and 95 o 00 W
-in churchill they have mining sights that you can visit. there is also the inuit stone. one of the premiere landmarks of canada
-Only pregnant female polar bears hibernate. your chances are slim to see one until spring or summer
-sunrise is 7:37AM am sunset is 4:53PM pm. they have a much shorter day in churchill than we do this time of year, almost 2/3 of our day light

 
At February 2, 2009 at 10:47 PM , Anonymous 5 Gabryelle Allnutt said...

1. You will be going through winnipeg, the pas, pukatawagen, thompson, and then churchill.
2. The higher humidity and higher temperatures probably create a colder habitat where animals will probably have more hair or be a little fatter due to extra fat or skin.
3. you start at 97° 15´W and you will end at churchill at 58.767º N.
4. Besides polar bears you are at a high enough altitude to where you can see Arora Borealis (northern lights).
5. Your chances of seeing a polar bear are probably limited, but then again we are coing into spring so they may be coming out of thir hibernation.
6. The sunrises in churchill at 1:47 and sets at 10:09, here it rises around 6:00 and sets around 5:00 or 5:30ish. This is because the sun is hitting the earth and a higher point then where we are.

 
At February 2, 2009 at 10:48 PM , Blogger 5-Mcguiregillan said...

On your trip from Winnipeg up to Churchill you will pass through much providence. McCreary is one of the sites you will be seeing, with opportunities of skiing, seeing a national park and breathing the clearest unpolluted air. Next you will stop at The Pas, which to locals is also known as Paskoyac, The Pas is also sometimes called “ The Gateway to the North” , with a lot of commercial fishing, tourism and forestry. Thompson is your next stop, and it is the “Hub of the North”, because it is the regional trade and service centre of Northern Manitoba. Gillam is your last stop before arriving at Churchill, this place is very significant because of the river that is nearby, Nelson River. The ecosystems will vary from place to place, the wildlife there is very important to them. They treat their animals with a lot of respect. You must drive with great caution to avoid getting in a collision with an animal, but you must also protect yourself and your family from any diseases that may come about. Churchill has latitude of 58.767º Nand Winnipeg 97° 15´W. Other than being the polar bear capital of the world, Churchill has many other interesting facts of history behind it. It is a great place to see northern lights and glabal warming hits up there the. The chances of you seeing a polar are slim, the tours for watching the polar bear life are mostly around the time of October, November or August. Most polar bears come ashore around the end of July, and sometimes even August. They stay on land for around 15 weeks. The sunrises in Churchill around 1:47 and sets around 10:09. Down here it will rise around 6:00 am and it sets either at 5 or 5:30ish pm, the earth is rotating and due to this that sunset and sunrise are at different times.

 
At February 2, 2009 at 10:48 PM , Blogger 5-Mcguiregillan said...

On your trip from Winnipeg up to Churchill you will pass through much providence. McCreary is one of the sites you will be seeing, with opportunities of skiing, seeing a national park and breathing the clearest unpolluted air. Next you will stop at The Pas, which to locals is also known as Paskoyac, The Pas is also sometimes called “ The Gateway to the North” , with a lot of commercial fishing, tourism and forestry. Thompson is your next stop, and it is the “Hub of the North”, because it is the regional trade and service centre of Northern Manitoba. Gillam is your last stop before arriving at Churchill, this place is very significant because of the river that is nearby, Nelson River. The ecosystems will vary from place to place, the wildlife there is very important to them. They treat their animals with a lot of respect. You must drive with great caution to avoid getting in a collision with an animal, but you must also protect yourself and your family from any diseases that may come about. Churchill has latitude of 58.767º Nand Winnipeg 97° 15´W. Other than being the polar bear capital of the world, Churchill has many other interesting facts of history behind it. It is a great place to see northern lights and glabal warming hits up there the. The chances of you seeing a polar are slim, the tours for watching the polar bear life are mostly around the time of October, November or August. Most polar bears come ashore around the end of July, and sometimes even August. They stay on land for around 15 weeks. The sunrises in Churchill around 1:47 and sets around 10:09. Down here it will rise around 6:00 am and it sets either at 5 or 5:30ish pm, the earth is rotating and due to this that sunset and sunrise are at different times.

 
At February 2, 2009 at 10:56 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

**3-NRM**
1. On your train ride from Winnipeg Manitoba Canada you will encounter the urge to fall asleep as the slow train slowly lulls you to sleep. But if you stay alert you will notice the small town of Stony Mountain, you can stop there and get some hot cocoa from one of the cafe's. And then you will also pass over many bridges over which some of the many small rivers flow, along the way you will run into many different parks and community centers. Then you will go by lake Manitoba and you will see some ice most likely. You will run into places like Atitkaki Provincial Park and Woodland Carribou Provincial Park.

2. The ecosystem will continually get colder and colder as you head north and to the land bordering a massive bay of sea water. You will see a difference in the way winter is striking the area too. Because of the intense global warming and holes in the ozone layer, the snow and land will be hotter than normal, lakes and rivers will be especially full.

3. Begin:97° 15 Wº
Arrival: 58.767º N

4. The Beluga Whales are quite a hit in Churchill, you might even be able to catch a tour in search of the whales themselves. But, basically the Polar Bears is all they have.

5. Upon your arrival on the 14 of February, the sunrises in Churchill around 1:47 and sets around 10:09, locally it rises 6:00 and sets around 5:28pm. These two locations are far apart on the globe, and because of the Earths rotating cycle they rise and set at different times for different locations.

 
At February 3, 2009 at 7:22 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Allie Roy-Period 3 marine ecology

* from Winnipeg to Churchill you will pass along the way cities: Thompson and The pas, mainly the train travels through the probince of Manitoba and also Saskatchewan.

* Prairies that turn into boreal forest. Diverse ecosystems such as maine and tundra.

*Winnipegs latitude: 49 degrees and 53' north
Churchill: 58 degrees and 46' North

* some highlights of Churchill are arctic tundras, the hudson bay (sunsets.

* now that he polar bear speies is threatened and is on the indangered species list you can still see them 24/7.

* the official sunrise time is at 7:14 a.m. it is different from our sunrise because usually our sun comes up around 6:40, smetimes earlier.

 
At February 3, 2009 at 3:22 PM , Anonymous 1-Brandon Lai said...

1. You will be passing through places such as Stonewall, Dauphin, The Pas, and Thompson.
2. Winnipeg is a plain and is very flat, whereas Churchill has lots of permafrost and rocks.
3. You will board at 49.54 and end at 58.
4. Some highlights of Churchill are the Aurora Borealis and the Beluga Whales and is also a destination for bird watchers.
5. October and November are the best times to see polar bears as this is the time right before they begin to hibernate, which could last until June.
6. 7:37 is the sunrise and 4:53 is the sunset on Feb 14.

 
At February 3, 2009 at 3:46 PM , Anonymous 1 - Sean Reish said...

1. You will be passing through Thompson and The Pas

2. Winnipeg will be made of prairie and marsh environs and you will travel to Churchill mad up of boreal forest and sub-Arctic environs

3. You will board in Winnipeg at a latitude of 52N and arrive in Churchill at latitude of 58N

4. Some things that you will be able to see other than the polar bears are the Northern Lights, caribou migrations, thousands of belugas

5. Your chances of seeing a polar bear are not that good because they are usually able to be seen between October to mid-December while on a polar bear spotting tour.

6. Sunrise at 7:36 AM and sunset at 5:25 PM. It is a different time then here because of the extreme latitude of Churchill compared to the latitude of San Clemente.

 
At February 3, 2009 at 4:39 PM , Anonymous 3-Alyssa Wood said...

1. What are some of the locations that I will be passing through?
On the way to Churchill, you will pass through Pukatawagan, Tompson, the Pas, and Winnipeg.

2. How will the ecosystems change over the course of my trip?
Depending on climate, you can see polarbears, whales, and a number of different birds.

3. What latitude will I board at and what is the latitude of Churchill?
Churchill Latitude- 58° 46' 0"
Winnipeg latitude- 52° 0' 0"

4. What are some of the highlights of Churchill besides polar bears? (Churchill is the polar bear capital of the world!)
Churchill has thousands of Beluga whales!!

5. What are my chances of seeing a polar bear this time of year...what are their hibernation/behavior patterns?
The chances are very high because its winter season and they come out during the cold.

6. And finally, what time will the sun rise and set in Churchill when I arrive on February 14th? Is that different than the times it will rise and set here and why?
According to once blog, being so far north, days are quite long in summer and short in winter. Hours of daylight (sunrise to sunset) on the 21st of each month. The sun only sets for 9 hours and 52 minutes.

 
At February 3, 2009 at 5:10 PM , Anonymous 4-Allie Roy said...

* from Winnipeg to Churchill you will pass the cities Thompson and The Pas, mainly the travels through the province to Manitoba but also Saskatchewan.

* Prairies that turn to boreal forest. diverse ecosystems. Marine and tundra ecosystems.

* Winnipegs Latitude: 49 degrees and 53 north
churchills latitude: 58 degrees and 46 north.

* Some highlights of the trip to churchill are the arctic tundra, the Hudson Bay (sunsets) and artafacts at nearby museums.

*Now that the polar bear is on the endangered species list its sad, but you can still see them there 24/7.

* The official sunrise time is at 7:14 a.m. it is different because the sun rises here around 6:45 maybe earlier.

 
At February 3, 2009 at 5:25 PM , Anonymous 4-John Echelberger said...

4 - John Echelberger
1. a location you will pass through are Wapusk National Park.
2. the ecosystem will change because you will be adding things thgat are not naturally there and you will be puutting a little more demand on it to survive.
3. Churchill all so has manybeluga whales. It is all so the only significant port in the Hudson bay.
4.the best time for viewing is october early november. with the exception of pregnent females polar bears are active year round.
5. the sun will rise at 11:04 and set at 1:28, this is very different from the normal rise at 6 set at 8 in san clemente.
sorry about turning this in late i was not sure how to do it because i missed the 1st day. have fun on your trip.

 
At February 3, 2009 at 5:38 PM , Anonymous 4- Morgan Sears said...

Train Ride: Bring your pillow. The train from Winnipeg to Churchill (also known as the Hudson Bay) travels over a thousand miles, and the journey takes a little under two days. If you want to explore Canada's nature, you can scarcely find a better choice than the city of Churchill and its surrounding environs, in northern Manitoba on the Hudson Bay. The train route is so geared to outdoorsmen (and women) that the train will actually stop and let off passengers at their request, even if there is no station.
1. For a total change of scene, head off aboard the Hudson Bay for a 1,700 kilometer journey in Northern Manitoba. Leaving Winnipeg, in the heart of the southern prairies, you travel to Churchill, a city in the vast subarctic region, on the shores of Hudson Bay.

2. Lake Winnipeg's water quality is being degraded by a multitude of human activities influencing water and nutrient flows on its enormous watershed. Preventing the further degradation of Lake Winnipeg will require novel approaches to influence landscape processes and mitigate non-point nutrient loading. Human activities are not only harming the environment, the Piping Plover, a known bird, is starting to disappear due to fear and being disturbed by humans. Whereas, the ecosystem of Churchill is plentiful. It is a world-famous destination for wildlife viewing and research. It includes open spruce habitat with a maze of tundra ponds, marshes, fens and bogs dotting the landscape. Vegetation includes Arctic, subarctic and boreal plant species. Polar bears are the major attraction, but also important are the coastal caribou. Due to the fragile nature of the ecosystem and the potential hazards from wildlife and weather lodges or tour operators have been established.

3. You will board at a Latitude of 52° and arrive at latitude of 58°N.

4. The sky of Churchill is full of dancing lights. Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights. The Evening Tundra Buggy Safari and the Eskimo Museum are supposed to be both fun and educational.

5. For Saturday, February 14th, the sun is set to rise at 7:52 AM and set at 5:11 pm. It’s different than here because we get more daylight due to our position on Earth.

 
At February 3, 2009 at 5:54 PM , Anonymous 3- Dominick Ela said...

1.manibota. Im sure on the train it drives my lakes. you could probably see a lot of snowy stuff i wouldnt know but im guessing its winter time and its really cold in canada.
2. the ecosystems will go from like dry areas then lead to colder areas.
3. starts at 97° 15´W end at
58.767º N
4. since its the polar bear capital of the world im sure you would see alot of polar bears
5. Sunrise:
8:18 am
Sunset:
4:43 pm
6. it sets alot earlier like an hour earlier and rises earlier. im sure they wake up earlier and start there day earlier also.

 
At February 3, 2009 at 6:24 PM , Anonymous 1 - Taylor Abramson said...

-The train will start in the province of Manitoba and make its way North-West, crossing the border into Saskatchewan. In Saskatchewan, the train will direct its course North-East and back through Manitoba while passing The Pas and Thompson before arriving in Churchill.

-In Winnipeg you will find a large city with the addition of four rivers. As you head North the ecosystem will change with respect to climate, wildlife, and population. Near Churchill much more wildlife can be viewed, and the weather will become very cold especially at this time of year.

-You will board at a latitude of 49°54′N and arrive at 58.74540°N.

-The small community is in the middle of three ecoregions: the boreal forest to the South, the Arctic tundra to the North-West, and the Hudson Bay to the North. Also, Wapusk National Park is southwest of Churchill. Also, it is Canada's only port to the Arctic ocean. Beluga whales are abundant in Churchill as well.

-October and early November are the best times to see polar bears but can still be seen hunting because they are active year round.

-In Churchill the sunrise will be 7:50am while the sunset will be 5:10pm. In San Clemente, the sun will rise at 6:32am and set at 5:32pm. The times are different because of the locations of the cities on the earth in relation to the sun.

 
At February 3, 2009 at 7:53 PM , Anonymous 3 - shaw kobayashi said...

The train you will be taking will take you over Lake Winnipeg, then by the Manitoba's boreal forest and then the square landscape of the Hudson Bay Lowlands.But on this ride you get to see many animals and landscape thats around the ride which would be a great site to see.

The global warming is effecting the arctic the most.

The Start is 97° 15´W and the end is 58º N

It would be exciting to see the frozen landscape and the sunsets also the animals.

The sunrises in churchill is at 1:47 and then it sets at 10:09.
Around here it rises around 6:00 and sets around 5:35. This is because the earth is rotating at a different time because of its location.

 
At February 3, 2009 at 8:14 PM , Anonymous 5-Kristina Eads said...

Some locations you will pass through are Lake Winnipeg,the Monitoba forest, and the Hudson Bay lowlands. The ecosystems will change over the course of your trip because it will continue to get warmer and ice will melt as it grows closer to spring. Also, Polar bears tend to give birth during this month. Towards the end of your trip, in March, the polar bears will be in their mateing season. You will board at 49 degrees 52'48"N and end at 58 degrees 44'N. The northern lights and Wapusk National park between the borreal forrest and Arctic tundra are highlights of churchill besides the polar bears. Polar bears are more likely to be seen from mid-October to mid-November because they are hunting for seals, so chances of seeing them in February aren't as strong. Although, in November and December they give birth and the mother starts to come out of her den in February. Polar bears feast until mid-summer when the ice starts to break up and the polar bears travel back to land where they find little food.
In churchill, the sun rises at 1:47 and sets at 10:09. Here, the sun rises at about 6:30 and sets around 5:45. Because the Earth revolves around the sun, different places on Earth get hit by the sun at different times.

 
At February 3, 2009 at 8:50 PM , Anonymous 3-conner kelso said...

1. Taking the train takes you over Lake Winnipeg by Manitoba's boreal forest, then by the Hudson Bay Lowlands. If its clear you will be able to see vitas. People say it is very long but it is nice because you are able to see lots of animals, which is pretty cool.

2. Global warming will change up the temperature in the arctic the most becuase the snow covered areas are melting.

3. Start-97° 15´W
End-58º N

4. Other then the polar bears, you can see the northern lights, frozen landscape, and the sunsets.

5.The best time to go on a Polar Bear watch in Churchill, Manitoba is usually the months of October and November.Around the end of September, the Polar Bears begin to migrate towards the Hudson Bay coastline of Churchill.

6. The sunrises in churchill at 1:47 and sets at 10:09, were here it rises around 6:00 and sets around 5:30. This is because the earth is rotating at a different time.

 
At February 3, 2009 at 9:42 PM , Anonymous 3 - Gavin Andrews said...

1. there is no official location but stops may be requested.
2. you will be passing through prarise, forests, and ice plains, so the ecosystems will change.
3.49 n. 58 n.
4. northern lights, wolves and amazing landscapes.
5. there is around 900 polar bears in churchill and many tours so the chances are high.
6. 6:54 and 5:40.

 
At February 3, 2009 at 9:42 PM , Anonymous 3 - Casey Andrews said...

1. there is no official location but stops may be requested.
2. you will be passing through prarise, forests, and ice plains, so the ecosystems will change.
3.49 n. 58 n.
4. northern lights, wolves and amazing landscapes.
5. there is around 900 polar bears in churchill and many tours so the chances are high.
6. 6:54 and 5:40.

 
At February 3, 2009 at 10:08 PM , Anonymous 5 - brian dyer said...

1. You will be passing through the Pas then Thompson then the train will go across manitoba to churchill.
2. The land will become a frozen mass and temperatures will drop to -65. All the lakes will be frozen.
3. Start:97° 15´W
End:58.767º N
4. The northern lights, and beautiful sunsets and frozen lakes.
5. Very high because churchill is the polar bear capital of the world.
6. The sunrises in churchill at 1:47 and sets at 10:09. here it rises around 6:00 and sets around 5:00. This is because the earth is rotating at a different time.

 
At February 3, 2009 at 10:12 PM , Anonymous 3-Tim Arthur said...

1. You will pass through McCreary, Manitoba, Gillam, and Thompson, just to name a few places.
2. As you travel from Winnipeg to Churchill the temperature will decrease gradually until you reach your destination, It will be apx. -10 degrees C colder.
3. Winnipeg's latitude is 49° 53' -1" N and Churchill's latitude is 58.76º N.
4. Churchill is where three large ecosystems merge: the Boreal Forest, the Arctic Tundra, and the Hudson Bay.
5. You may still very likely see polar bears, because unlike other bears they are active year round.
6. The sun will rise and set later, which is different from our time in February because the sun rises and sets earlier.

 
At February 3, 2009 at 10:41 PM , Anonymous 3 - Drew McGann said...

1. You are going to pass through McCreary, Dauphin Lake, Camperville, The Shoal Rver Indian Reserve 65A, The Pal, Thompson, Gillam, and then other places along the way and then you will be at your destination on Churchill!

2. The ecosystem will change in many ways, but the most noticeable change will be the ability to survive in the cold. Its much colder in Churchill than it is in sunny southern California.

3. Winnipeg Latitude: 49: 54 N
Churchill Latitude : 58:48:05 N

4. Some highlights might be seeing beluga whales, different species of birds and also the beautiful scenery.

5. You are not going to be seeing any polar bears because they are in hibernation. They awake around June 25th and go back to sleep around November 14 when the water freezes up. Aggression occurs between males during the breeding season and when males attempt to steal food caught by other polar bears. Play fighting has been observed between aggregating sub adult and adult male polar bears.

6. The sun rises at 7:52 am and sets at 5:11 pm. The sun here rises about 6:45AM am and sets at about 5:44PM pm.

 
At February 3, 2009 at 10:54 PM , Anonymous 3-taylor page said...

1. churchill, manatoba, canada
2. the ecosystem will not change that much but you might see a slight difference.
3. 33 degrees N. , 58 degrees N.
4. the port of churchill looks cool and the baluga whale
5. your chances are very high in seeing a polar bear
6. Sunrise: 7:50am
Sunset: 5:10pm
the days are shorter

 
At February 3, 2009 at 11:00 PM , Anonymous 1-hayden crosby said...

1. The train takes you over Lake Winnipeg, then by Manitoba's boreal forest and, then the square landscape of the Hudson Bay Lowlands. If its clear you will be able to see pretty vitas. People say it is very long but it is nice because you are able to see lots of animals, which is pretty cool.

2. What i have learned is that global waring is hitting up there in the arctic the most.

3. Start:97° 15´W
End: 58.767º N

4. Other then all the polar bears, it is a great place to see the northern lights. Also the frozen landscape, and the beautiful sunsets.

5. The sunrises in churchill at 1:47 and sets at 10:09, were here it rises around 6:00 and sets around 5:00 or 5:30ish. This is because the earth is rotating at a different time.

 
At February 4, 2009 at 6:54 AM , Anonymous 3 - Danielle Rocco said...

1. Some of the locations you will pass through is, Lake Winnipeg, the Manitobas Boreal Forest, and the Hudson Bay Lowlands.

2. I think you will see the climate change by noticing less and less ice.

3. 49° 54' N for Winnipeg, and 58° 45' N for Churchill.

4. Some highlights of Churchill will be, Cape Merry, the Wildlife, and Beluga Whales.

5. Polar bears do not hybernate, so there is a big chance of seeing one.

6. Well, in San Clemente the sun rises at about 6 am and sets at about 5:30 pm, in Churchill it rises at 8:16 am and sets at 4:46pm.

 
At February 4, 2009 at 5:33 PM , Anonymous 4-Charles Hammer said...

1. The Pas, Manitoba, Stone wall, and Dauphin
2.Grain growing is a major production in Winnepeg.
3. Winnepeg latittude:54
Churchhill Latitude:45
4. Beautiful ice covered landscapes cover Churchhill
5.Polar bear usually stay on the ice but will venture on land in june and july
5. Because of the latitude difference on february 15 the will rise at 7:52am and set at 5:10pm

 
At February 4, 2009 at 6:21 PM , Anonymous 5- Madison Browning said...

Churchill is also famous for the northern lights. the time will change because of latitude and longitude. also because you are so close to the poles. I hope you do see a polar bear but I doubt that you will because the water wont be completley frozen over yet. It will be very cold there and I do encourage you to sleep in the igloo! that would be very cool and you could take some amazing photos. Seriously how many times in a life time will you ever get to sleep in an igloo? I already sent you one blog post (to blog one but it didn't show up on school loop.) I hope that this is better and I am also on the 504 plan.

 
At February 4, 2009 at 6:25 PM , Anonymous 3-Chloe Cruse said...

In the train you will be passing through Toronto and Vancouver.
Ecosystems will change by getting colder. There will be Boreal Forests, the Hudson Bay, and Tundra.
Latitude= 58 degrees N Longitude= 93 degrees W.
There are national parks the you can go to, and there are also Beluga Whales.
Your chances of seeing polar bears are low because they come ashore in the autumn. During the winter they go out on the ice to hunt for seals.
Sunrise: 7:55am
Sunset: 5:05pm- yes its different than here because the sun hits us more than it hits there. It has to do with the Earths rotation.

 
At February 4, 2009 at 6:28 PM , Anonymous 4-tyler roche said...

1. You will be passing through Stonewall, Dauphin, The Pas, Thompson, and Manitoba
2. you will be passing through prarise, forests, and ice plains, so the ecosystems will change
3. Winnipeg's latitude is 49° 53' -1" N and Churchill's latitude is 58.76º N.
4. Churchill is known for it's beautiful icy landscapes and the northern lights can be seen.
5. You may still very likely see polar bears, because unlike other bears they are active year round.
6. 6:54 and 5:40.

 
At February 4, 2009 at 7:27 PM , Anonymous 3 - Alex Marry said...

1. You will be passing through Stonewall, Dauphin Thompson, and Manitoba.
2.As you travel from Winnipeg to Churchill the temperature will decrease gradually until you reach your destination, It will be apx. -10 degrees C colder.
3.Winnipeg's latitude is 49° 53' -1" N and Churchill's latitude is 58.76º N.
4.churchill is known for its northern lights as well as it beutiful icy landscapes.
5.it is not likly that you will see a ploar bear because it is still very cold and they are still hybernating
6.the sun will rise at 6:54 and set at 5:35

 
At February 4, 2009 at 9:17 PM , Anonymous 4-Alana Anderson said...

*McCreary, Gillam, Manitoba, and Thompson
*You will go from an ecosystem that is able to grow crops (fertile soil) with somewhat colder winters, all the way to an ecosystem that is freezing cold with ice landscapes(Winnepeg to Churchill)
*Winnepeg= 49 degrees north Churchill=58 degrees north in latitude.
*Churchill: beautiful ice landscapes, great sport fishing location, popular spot for arctic research and ecotourism.
* Most likely you are not going to see one because they are hibernating still, and usually don't come out until the summer months.
*On february 14th the sun will rise at around 8 am, and set at 5ish. This is different then if it rose and set here because during february the sun actually rises and sets earlier.

 
At February 5, 2009 at 9:32 PM , Anonymous 5 - Schyler Kaminski said...

i think its going to be extremly difficult for you to adjust to the time change and amount of daylight. It might be extremely hard to get some sleep because of so many activitys and daylight.
You can also see the northern lights in alaska which is around the same longitude as Churchill.

 
At February 5, 2009 at 11:28 PM , Anonymous 1-Tmanley said...

1. You will be going by Lake Winnipeg, then through Manitoba's Boreal forest and the Hudson Bay, to Churchill.
2. Global warming will greatly effect the Eco system over the course of your trip.
3. Winnipeg's latitude is 49° 53' -1" N and Churchill's latitude is 58.76º N.
4. The Boreal Forest, the Arctic Tundra, and the Hudson Bay are just a few highlights of Churchill.
5. Being active year round, Polar Bears can be seen anytime, so i'd say you have a fairly good chance to see one. They hibernate anywhere from November to March (the females go for a longer time than the men).
6. Because we are in different time zones, i would imagine their sun rises and falls later than ours.
6.

 
At February 7, 2009 at 5:05 PM , Anonymous 1- Justin Rogers said...

This is blog one.

1. Some of the locations that you will be passing through are Stonewall, Dauphin, The Pas, Thompson, and Manitoba.
2. Winnepeg has a contintental sool climate with little precipitation. In churchill, it is basically freezing. Both winters and summers are cold.
3. The latitude of where you will board at is 49 degrees north and the latitude of Churchill is 58 degrees.
4. Churchill is known for it's beautiful northern lights that can be seen.
5. It is not likely to see a polar bear because it is still freezing there and they dont really get out of hybernation.
6. On February 15, th sun will rise at about 745 and set at about 5:00pm. And in February the sun rises and sets earlier because of the different time zones.

 
At February 9, 2009 at 12:31 AM , Blogger 5-derekvermillion said...

1. On your trip some of the locations u will pass through are:
-Portage La Prairie
-McCreary
-The Pas
-Thompson
-Gillam
2. The ecosystem you would see will be a vast sub artic zone
3. San Clemente’s latitude is 33.437828, Winnipeg Latitude: 49° 53' North
4. Churchill is next to the Hudson Bay you could go
-Dog sledding along the numerous snow covered trails
-Go hang gliding
-Whale watching
5. Yes they are super active this time of year
6. The sun will rise at 7:19am and set at 5:47 pm

 

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