Toppers at Sea: The Climate Change Challenge launched Friday (May 30) in Stockholm, Sweden. Forty-five voyagers from WKU will be joined by four students and a faculty member from Whittier College in California, one student from Colorado State University, and one student and a glaciologist from Iceland. The 57-member group is rounded out by family, friends and other students.
The two-week voyage sails from June 1 to June 15 during which the voyagers will study climate change in Stockholm, Copenhagen, The Shetland Islands, three ports in Iceland and Belfast. Highlights include two days in Stockholm, a wind farm, glacial impacts of changing temperatures, and a community presentation in Akureyri, Iceland.
The program includes courses in economics, geography, education and future trends. All the students also collaborate on a service-learning project using The $100 Solution® model.
WKU President Gary Ransdell and Julie Ransdell, along with other non-credit “American Travelers,” will join the students as they examine how different northern European cities deal with a changing climate. A pre-college youth team also will present its climate change findings to the Akureyi hosts.
The Climate Change Challenge is supported in part by WKU’s Housing & Residence Life, The $100 Solution ®, Semester at Sea Enrichment Voyages, and WKU’s Office of Study Abroad & Global Learning.
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