Antarctica - cool science in action

Haere mai, welcome to this discussion strand for Antarctica - part of the LEARNZ Group on the VLN.

Join me for the trip of a lifetime down to Scott Base on Ross Island, Antarctica. This special field trip will take place in term 4 from 9-15 November - 

Board the US Airforce C17 Globemaster aircraft in Christchurch ready for your five hour flight to Antarctica. You will join experts from the Antarctic Heritage Trust and scientists from NIWA to discover more about 100 years of Antarctic science. You will look back in time as you explore the historic huts of Scott and Shackleton and the science that they completed as part of their epic expeditions. You will see how this history is being preserved and then skidoo across the sea ice to a science field camp. Here you will see how scientists work today and investigate the processes that lead to the formation of sea ice. 

Antarctica is the perfect place to carry out scientific investigations as it remains largely unmodified by people and changes in Antarctica's ice sheets will effect global climate and ocean circulation.

Please share and provide feedback before, during and after the field trip. We'd love to hear how your students are experiencing and using the field trip and where their inquiries are leading to as a result of their participation.

Ngā mihi nui,



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