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Börge Ousland – Explorers (Modern)

www.ousland.com BACKGROUND In February 2006 National Geographic Adventure Magazine called Norwegian Börge Ousland “arguably the most accomplished polar explorer alive!” How did Börge become such a well-known explorer? After high school, Börge trained as a diver and worked for almost ten years diving in the North Sea. He then served in the Norwegian Special Naval […]

More Resources – Explorers (Modern)

Modern Explorers – More Resources Photograher James Balog explores the Arctic and other places where he can “catch global warming in the act” with his innovative time-lapse photography. See one of the largest glacier calvings ever documented in High Definition video as well as other scenes here. National Geographic explorer Jon Bowermaster just completed his […]

Action! – Explorers (Modern)

Modern Explorers – Action! Explorers connect with the natural world in a personal way that makes them care about protecting it. Their experiences in nature can also provide an eyewitness to the public about changes that might otherwise go unnoticed. You don’t need to go to a far-away place like the Arctic to be an […]

Discussion Starters – Explorers (Modern)

Modern Explorers – Discussion Starters Teachers: Use the following information to spark discussion in your classroom. Familiarize students with the events, people and organizations in the following paragraphs and then encourage students to discuss their opinions and reactions. There are several example questions and suggested areas for discussion. Remind your students that discussion requires well-supported […]

Lesson Plan – Explorers (Modern)

Modern Explorers – Lesson Plan Central questions: What are explorers discovering today? How can we learn about our world by studying explorers? How can we be explorers? Objectives: Each student will read about a modern polar explorer. Students write and perform “skit” television news segments on each explorer. Students will discuss the significance polar explorations […]

More Resources – Explorers (Young)

Young Explorers – More Resources Students on Ice takes high school students age 14 – 19 and their teachers and chaperones on learning expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic. On their website you can read daily dispatches and see photos from previous expeditions. National Geographic Young Explorer Grants aim to foster the next generation of […]

Action! – Explorers (Young)

Young Explorers – Action! Your home region is the best place to start exploring. Visit a Nature Center near you to learn about your local environment. You can ask the staff of the nature center for ways you can take action in your community to help protect the environment. Help develop the next generation of […]

Discussion Starters – Explorers (Young)

Young Explorers – Discussion Starters Teachers: Use the following information to spark discussion in your classroom. Familiarize students with the events, people and organizations in the following paragraphs and then encourage students to discuss their opinions and reactions. There are several example questions and suggested areas for discussion. Remind your students that discussion requires well-supported […]

Lesson Plan – Explorers (Young)

Young Explorers – Lesson Plan Central questions: Who are some of today’s young explorers? What can we learn from the example of young explorers? How can we be explorers? Objectives: Each student will read about a young explorer. Students will discuss what qualities and characteristics they think make a person an explorer. Students will brainstorm […]

Explorers: Young

{loadposition educmatrixsub_inart} Overview Discussion Starters Lesson Plans More Resources Action! Back to main Young Explorers A new generation of polar explorers is emerging. Six of these young people are accompanying Will Steger on his Global Warming 101 expedition to Ellesmere Island in the Canadian high Arctic. Meet these young explorers and follow their expedition on […]