Our education project has a simple but ambitious mission:
- To learn about climate change in a fun and interactive way.
- To use our expedition as an exciting entry point to environmental issues and enable students across the world to learn more about other people’s environments and the impacts of climate change on them.
- To provide regular weather reports on temperature, wind, visibility, and snow conditions during the expedition.
- To provide a blog as the expedition progresses.
- To help with lesson plan guidance before the expedition.
- A key element of this project is to enable students to explore how they impact the environment.
- By enabling students to share their thoughts with contemporaries across the world, we can broaden horizons and make people care enough to take action.
- By bringing students into contact with each other so they can gain a better understanding of how our lives and environments are inter-connected.
- Inspiring pupils about their own local environments is vital in teaching them how to be environmentally responsible citizens.
- It is intended to link schools in Alaska USA, Canada, England UK and Norway
Lesson plan guidance for Geography & History projects
- Amundsen’s navigation of the North West Passage and his Antarctic expeditions.
- Create individual projects around familiarisation with the Arctic area.
- Understanding the management and diversity of fauna, flora and wild life in the Ivvavik National Park, Canada.
- Using the expedition’s weather reports as an exciting way to look at the climate of the Arctic.
- History of exploration and settlement in Canada and Alaska, its benefits and disadvantages to the indigenous peoples of those areas.
- Global warming’s effect on the Arctic – Using Herschel Island as an example.
- Life styles of the indigenous people of the Arctic and the changes that are occurring in their lives.
- Benefits and difficulties of subsistence living.
- The creation of a Gold Rush town
Now that Tim and the IAF team have finished the expedition and the dogs are back home resting, there has been a lot of interest from the press.
Tune in to hear him being interviewed live from Fairbanks, Alaska:
– BBC World Service Newshour TONIGHT starting anytime …