450 schools take up Catlin Arctic Survey education resources
24 May 2012
by Chip Cunliffe
Teachers in more than 450 schools have received copies of the Catlin Arctic Survey educational resources for Key Stage 3 and GCSE geography, providing a potential reach of 400,000 students in the UK. The Catlin Frozen Oceans educational programme team is now looking at ways to take the programme global.
Catlin sponsored its final Arctic expedition in 2011 but the survey's legacy lives on through the Frozen Oceans educational programme.
The resources include Key Stage 3 and GCSE geography and science resource booklets and a complimentary media player, written and produced by Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop, the 2011 Catlin Arctic Survey Communications Manager.
In addition to school distribution, 30 teachers attended a two-day residential course on the Solent with Ice Base scientists Dr. Ceri Lewis and Dr. Helen Findlay, receiving first hand support and advice on how to teach students about the oceans.
Joyce Gilbert of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society said: “The Frozen Oceans resources are being very well received by all secondary teachers who have visited RSGS HQ … this is one of the best secondary programmes I have come across in 25 years of teaching!”
For more information about our education resources, visit www.oceans.digitalexplorer.com