On Friday, October 13th, Mr. Robertson took his Grade 12: Environmental Resource Management class, from Elmwood School on a field trip to explore the ecosystem of the Mer Bleue. The trip was led by Elyn Humphreys, a physical geography professor at Carleton University, who taught the girls about the formation of the bog, the role bogs play in the carbon cycle and the unique flora within a bog.

Elyn also gave the class a tour of her study site where she is monitoring the greenhouse gas flux between the bog and the atmosphere. The data generated from this study will provide us with a better understanding on how northern bog environments are responding to changes in climate.

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