XA Arctic Live is a free live education event linking students with scientists exploring the frozen north from 4-15 May, 2020.
Broadcasting over 25 live lessons from the UK Arctic Research Station, Svalbard, it is the world’s most northernly live education event. The first week will focus on life and work in the Arctic, with the second exploring the issues facing this fragile ecosystem.
The live lessons offer teachers a fresh way to build knowledge, practice working scientifically, inspire STEM careers and develop environmental stewardship. They are also a great way to deliver education for the UN Sustainable Development Goals particularly SDG 13 on climate change and SDG 14 on the ocean.
The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet. As a sentinel system, it acts as an early warning in predicting the effects of climate change everywhere else. The research team from University of Exeter and Plymouth Marine Laboratory will be investigating pressing global issues such as marine microplastics and ocean acidification during the expedition.
How to book:
Book a range of live lessons on the Encounter Edu website, from expert interviews to live investigations and Arctic Q&A sessions. Each broadcast has a host of supporting teacher resources, activities, galleries and virtual reality content.
Don’t miss out and book today, as spaces are limited to 25 schools per live lesson! Priority will be given to those classes that book and send in their questions first.