AXA Arctic Live is an annual free live event connecting students to remote field science from the UK Arctic Research Station in Ny-Alesund, Svalbard. Running for its seventh edition in 2020, it has established itself as the world's most northernly live education event.
Young people will have the opportunity to explore pressing global issues with top scientists from the University of Exeter and Plymouth Marine Laboratory working on micro-plastics and ocean acidification in the Arctic. Polar regions are changing rapidly. With the Arctic warming twice as fast than the rest of the planet, it is the leading indicator in measuring the impact of climate change.
During the event, 25 live lessons will be broadcasted over two weeks on the Live lessons page. Each day will feature a live investigation, followed by an expert interview 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.
Arctic Live is underpinned by award winning teaching resources and STEAM activities to improve curriculum-aligned classroom learning. The programme is designed to build student literacy, develop critical skills, inspire STEM careers and engage environmental stewardship.