AXA XL Arctic Live is an annual live lesson event connecting students to experts at the UK Arctic Research Station in Ny-Alesund, Svalbard. Running for the last six years, it has established itself as the world's most northerly live education event.
This live learning event offers thousands of young people a portal to explore environmental issues, that they may have heard in news headlines, through direct discussion with research scientists working in the Arctic. Polar regions are changing rapidly, with the Arctic experiencing the highest levels of warming of any area on the planet, making them the perfect place to measure the impact of climate change.
There will be 25 live lessons broadcast over the event. Each day begins with a live investigation, followed by an interview with an expert and an ask me anything. The live investigation and expert interview will be repeated in the afternoon to ensure schools in the mid-Atlantic and the Americas can participate.
AXA XL Arctic Live is underpinned by teaching resources to aid class preparation and reflection. The whole program is designed to build student literacy, develop critical skills, inspire STEM careers and engage environmental stewardship.