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How many calories does a polar explorer need a day?

When the team are walking across the ice, they need to eat a lot of calories. The average recommended calorie intake for an adult is 2,000 to 2,500 calories per day. On the expedition, the team need to eat about 8,000 calories per day and even then they might lose weight.

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Frozen Oceans

Based on journeys undertaken by real explorers and scientists, the Frozen Oceans (Primary) education programme is designed to introduce students to what life is like in the High Arctic.

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