Shackleton Centenary Expedition

From white continent to the blackboard March 13 2008

Helicopter dropping supplies in Antarctica image by Neil Redfearn.jpg

This week is National Science and Engineering week in the UK. The Royal Navy's ice patrol vessel, HMS Endurance, and the University of Portsmouth have joined forces under the patronage of round-the-world yachtswoman Dame Ellen MacArthur to provide a series of Internet-based worksheets for teachers and pupils: The Big Freeze.

With lessons on suitable clothing materials, health and nutrition, students should be able to come away with a much greater knowledge of the Antarctc. This can only be a good thing and we think that its a great idea.

Click here for the BBC story.

Click here to find out more about The Big Freeze.

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