Beginning in late June, Actua deployed its science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) summer camps across Nunavut.

The week-long camps are taught by undergraduate student instructors from across Canada.

Nunavut’s future innovators played and learned together, anchoring their new-found knowledge to their surroundings

By mid-August children in 24 communities had participated.

Dominic Kripanik and Actua instructor Desiray Chavannes experiment with a model digestive tract in Naujaat.

Young scientist Robert Kappianaq uses a magnetic stick to test magnetite during a mentor engagement event with a geologist in Iglulik.

Misty Pauloosie, left, and Haley Eetoolook work together to navigate their Canada hand to pick up a 3D-printed satellite in Taloyoak.

In Kugaaruk, Bradley Ittimangnak, far left, Jeremy Immingark, Moses Qataqsaaq, Darren Inutuinaq, Brett Immingark, Taiviti Kayasark, Carly Qirngnuq and Lisa Niptayok play Anglerfish tag where they explore deep sea predation.

Taloyoak’s young geographer Samara Lyall adds to the Community Map.

Angut Watsko, left, Kyra Attagootak, Ava Qaunaq, Lily Noah and Actua instructor Sunita Bhardwaj build a maze in Grise Fiord for their sphero rovers to explore.

Naujaat’s Lisa Natseck checks out their growing wheatgrass.

Michele LeTourneau

Michele LeTourneau first arrived at NNSL's headquarters in Yellowknife in1998, with a BA honours in Theatre. For four years she documented the arts across the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Following...

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