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#GivingTuesday – 28th November 2017
#GivingTuesday, a global day of giving, takes place on the Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday and is a chance to give something back after all that shopping! #GivingTuesday aims to encourage people, charities and businesses to donate their time, their money or their voice to help a good cause.
Arctic sea ice reaches its minimum each September. According to NASA, September Arctic sea ice is now declining at a rate of 13.3% per decade. More ice is melting away during the summers and less new ice forming in the winters. This will have a huge impact on the Arctic and our planet. Watch the videos to find out why the Arctic means so much to WWW Founder, Sir David Hempleman-Adams and others, and why you should get involved this #GivingTuesday.
As our way of giving back, Wicked Weather Watch (WWW) is holding two free schools events so that over 200 children can find out more about climate change, it’s impact on the Arctic and UK and what we can all do about it.
We’d like YOU to help us to be able to inspire EVEN MORE children by raising funds for WWW so we can continue our work for the rest of the year and beyond!
Professor Terry V. Callaghan explains some of the changes taking place in the Taiga, Siberia, due to the impacts of climate change.
FREE SCHOOL EVENT: An Arctic Adventure Extravaganza!
If you would like Upper Key Stage 2 teachers and Year 5/Year 6 pupils to join WWW for a fun-filled day of creative learning, looking at climate change through the eyes of the Arctic then hurry and sign up now! Sessions will include:
- Music with Sound Matters: climate change specialists using ‘found sound’ to create atmospheric music pieces.
- Geography with Emma Espley: part-time teacher, freelance consultant and Geographical Association Primary Geography Champion.
- Cookery with Kathryn Minchew: a former MasterChef semi-finalist and now professional chef.
- Dance with Jukebox: hip hop dance exploring the Arctic!
Up to 12 pupils and 2 members of staff per school may attend.
Similar events have been hugely successful. Click here to find out more about the format and content of sessions, see pupils, staff and consultants in action and read comments about the day.
The Arctic Adventure Extravaganza on the 24th November is fully booked. However, if you are interested in attending a similar day in the future then please email and let us know, and we ensure you receive all the relevant info about future events.
Working with schools
Do you want to access up to the minute resources to teach about climate change and related topics? Or to hear directly from an explorer, scientist or those living in the Arctic?
WWW offers schools a unique way to teach about climate change by providing resources that meet cross-curricula requirements, as well as bringing the issue to life for students through direct contact with those who have witnessed climate change in the Arctic for themselves.
WWW’s schools programme strives to inspire students to care about climate change, the impact on our planet, and to engage in activities that will reduce our footprint on the Earth.
For more information about how your school can work with WWW visit our SCHOOLS PORTAL or download our SCHOOLS INFORMATION LEAFLET.
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Wicked Weather Watch News
7 year old Evie Ahern has taken on a really big challenge for #GivingTuesday - to cycle 133km (or a massive 89 times around her local bike track!) – to highlight the critical rate of Arctic sea ice shrinkage. According to NASA, September Arctic sea ice is now...
Narwhals fitted with radio transmitters gathered data on ocean waters around Greenland - including some that could help NASA scientists better understand ice melt. But these shy and elusive animals have not been the easiest to work with! Read the full story by Pat...
Sixty (60) key stage 2 pupils were treated to an Arctic Adventure last Friday, expertly delivered by Emma Espley and Sarah Shaw. After attending a CPD event organised for Geography/Humanities Subject Leaders and KS2 Curriculum Coordinators last June where previous...