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Arctic Live, May 1-8th 2019

Arctic scene

Join researchers on an expedition to the Arctic.

It is time to sign up for Arctic Live!

boat in the arctic

In March over 9000 students around the world took part in Submarine Live, joining researchers on a live expedition to the bottom of the Indian Ocean.

Next is Arctic Live. A unique education event linking student with scientists exploring the frozen north from 1-8 May, 2019. Students around the world will be able to the join the Arctic Live research team who are investigating marine plastics and ocean acidification. The science team from the University of Exeter and Plymouth Marine Laboratory will be based at the NERC Arctic Research Station. This is in the northernmost permanent community in the world, Ny Alesund, on the Svalbard archipelago.


How to Sign up

A class of primary students in front of a large screen participating in Arctic Live

Schools can sign up for a range of live broadcasts at  The sessions range from interviews with experts to live investigations and Arctic Q&A sessions. Each broadcast has a host of supporting resources from activities and lesson plans to galleries and virtual reality content on Classes that book first will be given priority with their submitted questions.

Other Resources

Hopefully you already explored the Encounter Edu website following our last blog post. It is a great site packed with videos and interactives. Students can explore coral reefs, encounter deep sea creatures and sample for microplastics

The site also has some teacher packs to help support learning and provide background:

We look forward to their next Live event!

Tamara Evans Braun
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