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Science - In the spotlight - Take on the Polar Challenge

Transform your school into an arctic base camp with Digital Explorer's Polar Challenge. Pupils participate in expedition training and scientific experiments, and share their experiences with a wider audience. They study the work of polar scientists, learning about issues such as ocean acidification, marine ecosystems and ocean chemistry. Your pupils will also create a research poster, press release and expedition report to let everyone at school know what their chilling adventure involved. The day ends with a mini science conference.

The day gives science and geography pupils from Years 8 to 11 an insight into the Catlin Arctic Survey 2009-11, where scientists camped on the frozen sea ice and endured temperatures of -400C to learn how the region is changing.

Costs range from #163;400 for 30 pupils to #163;1,200 for 120. To book or for further details, go to oceans.digitalexplorer.comeventspolar-challenge-days or email

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