I’ve had the pleasure of sharing a few beers, a few drams and a number of days out on the hill in the Scottish Highlands with Kirk Watson.
Kirk now spends a large part of his year working for British Antarctic Survey and this year they have let him stay on for the winter (our summer). I’m still trying to make up my mind if he has been bad or good! Either way, I’m dead jealous as it looks like he is having a fantastic time in a really special part of the world.
Not only is Kirk writing about his experiences but he has also started to produce a series of excellent YouTube Videos and about his adventures down under. In the very first video you see the research vessel leaving Antarctica and Kirk announcing that they won’t see a boat or plane again for the next seven months.
Future videos show Kirk introducing the 21 strong crew who will be manning the research base for the next seven months, training trips out (and under) the ice and even a snapshot of the Antarctic base band!
For any teacher out there this blog already is a fantastic
resource to introduce place, particularly Antarctica,
to your class or school.
Pop over to Kirk’s site watch some of his videos and why don’t you get your class to leave him a question – you never know he might be bale to answer it in a future video.
The other great news is that Kirk has
agreed (if we can get it sorted) to do a Scottish Schools GLOW
meet (live from Antarctica) – we still
need to work out the details, date and technology. But hopefully this will take
place in September / October this year. I’ll post details here and probably over on the GLOW Scotland blog if we get
this sorted out.