13 November, 2023 News stories

Antarctica Live Lessons, a new and exciting learning resource, launches today (13 November). Aimed at engaging and inspiring the imaginations of young learners, the platform introduces an array of live, interactive lessons about Antarctica, offering a unique opportunity for students to hear from leading ice experts.

Developed by the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration (ITGC) team in collaboration with educational specialists, Antarctica Live Lessons is designed to bring the wonders of Antarctic science directly into classrooms. The platform will feature a series of live daily Q&A sessions, from Monday 27 November until Friday 1 December, coinciding with Antarctica Day.

The live sessions will delve into various aspects of Antarctic science, with a focus on the specialists working on the Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica. Ten fun and educational sessions will cover a range of topics, providing valuable insights into life and work on the ice. Experts will share their experiences, whether they are physically stationed in Antarctica or working remotely through cutting-edge technology.

“We are thrilled to introduce Antarctica Live Lessons, a platform that not only educates but also sparks curiosity about the remarkable world of Antarctic science,” said Athena Dinar, a representative of the ITGC team. “Our goal is to make learning about Antarctica engaging and accessible to students of all ages, from primary school to high school levels.”

The platform, accessible at www.antarcticalivelessons.com, has content including video, games and more tailored for different age groups, ensuring that the material is both informative and age-appropriate. Whether a student is in primary school or pursuing A-levels, Antarctica Live Lessons aims to provide a dynamic and immersive learning experience.

Teachers and students alike can anticipate sessions that cover the scientific significance of Antarctica, the challenges of living and working in extreme conditions, and the role of technology in modern Antarctic research.

Antarctica Live Lessons marks a milestone in making science education more engaging and accessible. Anyone wishing to learn more about Antarctica is encouraged to visit www.antarcticalivelessons.com to explore the platform.