Wednesday, 15 November 2017

In search of penguins

Image from Antarctica Bound on Flickr
Polar adventurer Antony Jinman may have been on several epic trips to both the North and South Poles but he has yet to see a penguin - and that's a fact he's determined to change when he journeys to the South Pole again later this year.

Plymouth-born Antony is the 12th Briton to ski to both the Geographic North Pole and solo to the South Pole and his boyhood dream was to follow in the footsteps of his hero Captain Robert Falcon Scott, to journey to the white continent and hopefully see a penguin in real life. Yet despite making it to the South Pole 102 years after Captain Scott, after skiing solo for 46 days to the pole he didn't see a single penguin on the snow or ice!

Antony is now about to embark on MS Hebridean Sky (one of the finest small ships in the world) as a guest lecturer, and will be venturing down to the continent once again this December and January. On this occasion, he will be exploring the coastline of Antarctica and running an interactive program for schools via his new social media platform LiketoBe.org*

He is inviting teachers and schools to sign up for free, so that pupils and teachers alike can share in his adventure and, hopefully, join him as he fulfils his goal of seeing a penguin in real life standing on some ice.

There are other experiences on offer too. Teacher and students can interact with experts such as Antony online, download free lesson plans and teaching materials, and even host visits from climate change experts and polar scientists in their schools. LiketoBe offers a lot more details on how this can be done, or you can connect directly with me, Steve Wheeler - via this email address: steve@steve-wheeler.net.

*Note: Teachers will need to sign up to create a free school profile on LiketoBe in order to participate.

NB: This post is mirrored from the blog Learning with 'e's

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In search of penguins by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

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