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Real teachers for real science in Antarctica

The Fuchs Foundation is announcing plans to recruit teachers in the UK for a unique expedition to Antarctica. To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Commonwealth Trans Antarctic expedition, teachers will conduct a science programme in Antarctica, in the spirit and ethos of past explorers.

The expedition will also profile a long term aim by The Fuchs Foundation to inspire a new generation of teachers and therefore inspire young scientists.

School teachers teaching Geography or Science from Secondary, Primary and Special schools are invited to apply.  They should send a letter of application to:
Steve Bull: stevebull@bullexpeditions.com

Selection criteria will be based on:
-Ideas for a viable science project
-Ability to impart the science and their experiences to a wider audience on return
-Ability to raise between £8 000 and £12 000 towards expedition costs
-Reasons for undertaking the expedition.

Suitable applicants will be invited to a selection and recruitment weekend in February/March 2006.

About the expedition
The teachers selected will develop (in conjunction with polar scientists) a realistic science project linked to their subject. One that is simple, effective and can contribute a real difference to polar science. Pupils will be able to follow their teacher's progress on the walk and the science project. On return to the UK the teachers will need to follow up their field work in the local and national educational community. The science project should be linked into the International Polar Year.

The expedition aims to profile The Fuchs Foundation and demonstrate at the same time that teachers can carry out effective science, to inspire young people.

The expedition will depart UK in late November 2007 and will be away for a maximum of 8 weeks. Prior to this full training will be given to the teachers.

More information
An information pack can be obtained from:
Steve Bull: stevebull@bullexpeditions.com





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