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Monday, April 26, 2010

Ice Cold in Giffnock

Categories: s1 and s2
I'm really delighted and excited that we are having the opportunity tomorrow to hopefully have a live text link up via twitter with the Catlin Arctic Survey team in class. It's just incredible to think that it's possible for someone to be sitting on top of the world in one of the most inhospitable environments on earth (and just before the sea ice starts to split) talking to a class of 13 and 14 year olds in Giffnock. Most of the class are doing biology as well as geography, so there are a range of questions from the scientific to those about the personal experiences of the arctic explorers themselves. We have been sent a personal message from Alistair Humphreys to introduce himself and the work of the survey to the class, which is a real bonus, and takes the 'virtual' element out of the meeting a little, Please feel free to follow our chat on both @ArcticSurvey and @stninianshigh from just after 9.35am tomorrow if you are around. I'm hopeful that the satelite link holds for us to allow the conversation to take place (communications, understandably, are fragile and Alistair's video was against the background of a howling wind). The class were having a look around the website of the survey team on Friday, and I'm particularly keen to find out the answer to one observant students question- how do they get a copy of 'The Sun' delivered to the Arctic sea ice? ;) Providing the web access is ok, I'll blog on this afterwards. Many thanks to Jamie Buchanan Dunlop for tipping us off about the possibility.

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