Background Information and Reading
Climate Change: The Threat to Life and A New Energy Future
Besides background information on the subject, this website includes a blog, teacher resources, and a kids section.
Environment and Climate News
A project of The Heartland Institute, a national nonprofit research and education organization founded in 1984, this website takes a free-market approach to those issues.
“Man Who Ate His Boots” An Arctic Tragedy
Author Anthony Brandt is interviewed about his book on Sir John Franklin, whose final disastrous expedition ended in cannibalism.
Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum
Bowdoin College’s Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center is named for Arctic explorers and Bowdoin College graduates Robert E. Peary and Donald B. MacMillan and features collections and exhibits about Arctic exploration.
The Polar Bear
Richard Ellis is interviewed about his book, On Thin Ice: The Changing World of the Polar Bear.
What is longitude?
Expert book and map recommendations, featuring hard-to-find maps, field guides, classic accounts of exploration, travel narratives, books on art and archaeology, novels, essays and well-written academic books
Exploration and research trips
Arctic dinosaurs (2006)
Read about the adventures of a film producer trying to create a file in Alaska.
Caitlin Arctic Survey (2010)
Follow British expeditions to measure ice thickness.
Climate change in the Arctic (2006)
View a slideshow of NPR’s Steve Inskeep trip to Arctic.
Extreme Ice Survey (2009)
Learn about the survey and view photographs by James Balog.
International Tundra Experiment
The International Tundra Experiment is a scientific network of experiments focusing on the impact of climate change on selected plant species in tundra and alpine vegetation.
Researchers in Arctic Conduct Mars Simulation (2007) , Revisiting An Expedition Across The Arctic (2009) , and Trip Across Canada’s Arctic Mimics Mars Visit (2009)
These stories recount how a team of seven explorers attempted to duplicate some of the living and working conditions that might be faced by a future Mars exploration team by living on an Arctic island for four months.
Various Views of the Arctic (2010)
View photographer Olaf Otto Becker’s photographs of Greenland.
Exploring Inuit Culture Curriculum
This multi-media unit of instruction is designed to teach students grades 4-6 about the Inuit through the culture’s own eyes.
K-12 classrooms may take part in the LIVE adventure learning expeditions by dog team for explorers of all ages.
Will Steger Foundation
Online adventure learning brings Arctic expeditions into the classroom.