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This section presents the latest news on the International Polar Foundation's educational activities and projects. It also contains general interest news on the polar regions, climate change and sustainable development for the educational world. Our RSS feeds will inform you when news are published on this website.

  • PhD polar scientists inspire the next generation at centenary event


    To celebrate the centenary of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1914-16 Antarctic expedition, the International Polar Foundation and UK Polar Network joined forces to run a series of workshops about polar science and environmental changes over the past 100 years at Birmingham Thinktank.

  • Students from Silverhill Primary School speak to Johnny Gaelens and meet explorer Helen Turton


    In February, a class of 9 and 10 year old students at Silverhill Primary School talked by Skype with electrical engineer Johnny Gaelens who manages the renewable energy which powers the Princess Elisabeth station. Teacher Caitlin Downs said of the experience « The children were very impressed by the size of the station, not to mention all the clever ways it has been built to survive in such extreme conditions!…

  • Students keen to learn about the Polar Regions


    What is it like in Antarctica? How is energy managed at the Princess Elisabeth Research Station? What do researchers and technical teams do there? What animals live in Antarctica? Students from Lincoln Elementary School in Baxter Springs in the United States and from Silverhill Primary School in Mickleover in the United Kingdom were able to find out by talking to Professor Sneeze in Belgium and to electrical engineer Johnny Gaelens…

  • Antarctica Day flag schools have live link with Princess Elisabeth Station


    A selection of schools whose pupils had designed Antarctica Day flags had the opportunity to link up to the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica station by skype. Pupils were able to speak directly to a scientist, engineer and teacher at the station and ask their own questions.

  • A teacher at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica Station


    Roger Radoux, an electronics teacher at the Athénée Royal d'Ans and the winner of the second Polar Quest contest, will spend five weeks at the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica research station during this 2014-15 BELARE season. During his stay at the station, he will be in regular communication with Belgian students to help them learn about the technical aspects of the station, as well as the variety of the different scientific…

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