Discover what it is like to live on the arctic fringe with Churchill Northern Studies Centre staff Alex Berg and Stephanie Puleo
About this Event
The stories that make up the Arctic are as tremendous as the region itself. Science World is hosting a discussion between researchers and artists that will challenge your perception of the region and bring our latest feature exhibition, Arctic Voices presented by RBC, even closer to home.
Have you ever wondered what living in the Arctic is like? In this presentation, Stephanie Puleo and Alex Berg will tell you all about it! They will regale you with stories of life in Churchill, Manitoba: snowmobiling for hours, bonfires on cold winter nights, biking around town until the 10pm siren announces the voluntary curfew, and polar bear patrols that keep the small town of roughly 900 people safe. Many know Churchill simply as a remote northern town with more polar bears than people, but through personal stories, Stephanie and Alex will show you that it's so much more.
About the speakers:
Stephanie Puleo is an administrator who has enjoyed living in both the southern and northernmost parts of Canada. She has lived in Prince Rupert, Fort St. John, Churchill, and on Vancouver Island. During her time in Churchill, she worked as a program coordinator for the Churchill Northern Studies Centre, a non-profit research station dedicated to understanding and sustaining the north.
Alex Berg is a program coordinator for the Churchill Northern Studies Centre. She has lived in Churchill for most of her life and growing up, she enjoyed swimming in the bay in the summer and snowmobiling in the winter. She loves her role as a program coordinator for The Centre because it allows her to share the beauty of her hometown with every guest who walks through the door.