Connect your classroom live to the Arctic
Schools can join XL Catlin Arctic Live, the northernmost live education event from the UK Arctic Research Station in Svalbard, at 79 degrees north, kicking off May 1.
This is a unique opportunity for teachers to complement the Polar Explorer programme for students across all key stages.
Classes will get first hand access to an extreme environment and engage with the British science expedition team working on ocean acidification and ocean microplastics. By signing up to this free live event, teachers will be able to connect classes to UK marine scientists and polar educators via 30 age differentiated YouTube Live broadcasts including:
• live investigations from the Polar Explorer programme with one of the expedition team members
• interviews with members of the science team
• open Q&As with Digital Explorer’s Director, Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop
You can sign up freely for any of the session(s) by registering online here.
The Arctic Live 2018 teacher guidance will provide participants with step-by-step instructions on how to connect and make this an exciting experience for pupils.
Running for a fifth year, XL Catlin Arctic Live is the northernmost live education stream that connects classrooms globally to members of the UK science expedition team based at the UK Arctic Research Station in Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard. The event is run by the social enterprise Digital Explorer sponsored by XL Catlin, in partnership with its science partners: the British Antarctic Survey, the University of Exeter, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, the National Environment Research Council and the International Union for Conservation of Nature.