Why are STEM and climate change awareness important?The aim is to promote the education of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and to stress the importance of climate change, a rising global threat to everyday life. Without enough talented professionals in STEM, the development of the modern world will stagnate and slow, allowing diseases to remain uncured and technology advancement to diminish. These contemporary subjects will be brought to life through the platform of Antarctica, immersing students in an environment that is fun and educational, going beyond the context of the classroom. Collaboration between businesses, academia and organisations is key to promoting STEM subjects and addressing the increasing skills gap. This Venture Antarctica programme seeks to contribute towards tackling a global challenge.
Depart for Punta Arenas, Chilie
Depart for Union Glacier, Antarctica.
Head to Vinson Massif Base Camp
Acclimatisation walk to Low Camp
Move from Low Camp to High Camp
Return to Union Glacier
Depart from Union Glacier to Punta Arenas
Depart for London, UK.
A wide range of STEM focused experiments has been developed, in conjunction with academia, to be conducted at various stages throughout the expedition. The programme will see four traunches of pre-defined experiments that students will challenge the team to undertake at various locations within the mountains of Antarctica. These challenges compliment current lesson plans and the Venture Antarctica team will report findings back via email.