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Antarctic Quest 21 School Outreach Programme

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Are you an educator looking to inspire your students with STEM careers, leadership skills and digital networking opportunities?

This year, LikeToBe's founder Antony Jinman will be heading back to the Antarctic, to follow in the spirit of Sir Ernest Shackleton and his Quest Expedition of 100 years ago. Antony and the Antarctic Quest team are looking to visit and engage with as many schools as possible and have some exciting opportunities coming up.    

You may know that Shackleton was a legendary leader who went to incredible lengths to save his crew, after their ship Endurance was crushed by pack ice in the Weddell Sea off Antarctica. What many people don’t know is that, despite the truly incredible hardships Shackleton faced while saving his team, only a few years later, he went back to his beloved ice-covered continent onboard the MV Quest to carry out scientific research in the Shackleton-Rowett expedition.

Sadly, he never had chance to begin that science work. Shackleton died onboard the Quest shortly after they had reached South Georgia. It was an incredible blow to the expedition, but it was so much more than that; Shackleton was admired across the globe for all of his Antarctic exploits and the part he had played in unlocking the secrets of the Antarctic. His death is regarded as the end of the ‘Heroic Age’ of Polar Exploration.

Now, 100 years on, the Antarctic Quest team, are pledged to follow in Shackleton’s heroic spirit and continue that journey of scientific exploration. We are completing a number of scientific research projects whilst away on the ice and are offering the chance for schools, colleges, universities and those studying at home, to join our online program.


Important Dates

November 2021 - Expedition Virtual Launch Event “Our Planet, Your Path”

This virtual event and webinar series will give everyone the opportunity to meet the team, hear about the science projects and all those organisations that are part of the expedition. Just like there are thousands of jobs involved with sending an astronaut into space, so to are there many jobs involved in supporting scientific expeditions, especially those conducting climate change research in remote polar locations. This virtual event will help stimulate thoughts and discuss around careers that can help have a positive impact on our planet whilst also raising aspirations towards STEM subjects.

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November – December 2021

Following the expedition launch, everyone involved will be available online to share latest updates on our training and preparation, and also answer questions from schools and students. Resources, vlogs, discussion boards and webinars will be freely available to everyone via the Antarctic Quest 21 LikeToBe profile

January – February 2022

Live from Antarctica!! The expedition will post regular updates from the ice and will be conducting Q&A plus video updates on the science and what it is like to be in Antarctica.

March 2022

Virtual welcome home and follow up science event to coinside with careers week.

Sign up for free and become part of this historic scientific expedition to Antarctica.

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