Passport to the Poles uses the Polar First record-breaking helicopter journey by Jennifer Murray and Colin Bodill around the world via the two Polar Regions as a focus for a stimulating and engaging educational resource.
Find out how you are connected to the rest of the world and the impact of your lifestyle.
Helpful hints and tips on how to use Passport to the Poles.
The website is inspired by the Polar First helicopter journey around the world via the two Poles from December 2006 until May 2007. The route is shown in red on the map opposite. It is now open to schools all over the world. If your school wants to take part email email@example.com
Find out more about the schools already taking part in this project by clicking on the links on the map.
Find out more about the world's diverse natural regions (biomes) and the animals and plants adapted to live in them by looking in the World Environment section. Go to the Connected World section to find out more about the how we are connected by the things we use everyday
There are many different places in our world with many different cultures and peoples living in them. Most of the places are very beautiful and certainly they are all unique with their own sights and sounds. You might like to think of the places you have seen. Jennifer and Colin will be visiting these unique places and will record their experiences.
Each of the students taking part in this project will be looking at their place and environment, what it is like to live where they do. Some of them live in towns, some in remote areas. Some live in the jungle; some where it is hot and dry and others where it too cold for even trees to grow.
Each one of them has an impact on the world in which we live and in turn is affected by what is going on elsewhere in the world. They will all have ideas of what our world will be like in the future. This section finds out more about them.
Passport to the Poles is connected by the flight of Jennifer and Colin and they will be connecting with this website via email and satellite phone telling their latest news.
Students using the site can be connected by contributing to the forum and the students’ passport.
Ultimately places in the world are all connected. We all live in unique places but what we do in one place has an effect elsewhere in the globe. Some of us are widely connected through the media and travel, for others there will be less connections with other parts of the world.
Whatever our lifestyle it has an impact on the Polar Regions and even though they are remote what happens there has an impact on our lives. It is important that these connections are understood and people think about their actions in order to use our world sustainably.
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