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Discovering the Arctic

Get excited about Arctic science and geography!

Discovering the Arctic



Discovering the Arctic is an award-winning education resource for schools, developed by the Royal Geographical Society with IBG, in partnership with the British Antarctic Survey, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Scottish Association for Marine Science.

This is a curriculum-based resource, full of interactive content and downloads, aimed at GCSE level in England and Wales (14-16 year olds) but suitable for other age groups. The story of the Arctic is about people and place. Explore this region and how it is changing with the help of the people who live and work there. Journey across the top of the world with the help of your Arctic guides, and discover more about this remote, cold, challenging and amazing wilderness!


The website is broken down into a number of easy-to-use sections:


Introducing the Arctic

Arctic wildlife


People & resources


Arctic governance