Here is a very cool opportunity for adventurous science and geography teachers. The Fuchs Foundation is planning an Antarctic expedition for 2010, and they’ll have room for four educators to join the team.
This is the opportunity of a lifetime for the right person. The website describes the qualifications in this way:
You must be a full time teacher. Be prepared to undertake a science project in the harshest of conditions and temperatures down to -40 degrees. Be prepared to raise a five figure sum to contribute to the expedition’s costs. Write up your science project and produce teaching materials, all of which will be published on the web.
Now obviously the biggest hurdle to overcome is probably that “five figure sum” to help fund the expedition. I’m sure that there are probably some amazing grants that could be had. Either that your have to sell a lot of baked goods. Still, for the industrious, and adventurous teacher, this would be a wonderful project to be a part of.
If you’re a teacher and would like to know more, go to the contact page to express your interest. Who knows! Maybe next year, I’ll be writing about you out on the ice. I only wish I could get my teaching certificate by 2010 so I could go along!
Thanks to OutdoorsMagic for the link.
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