Aurora Expeditions has partnered with UpSchool, an Australian-based education platform, to educate students on the global importance of the Arctic.
UpSchool provides free courses and resources for children and teachers and is currently being used by more than 1,000 teachers in 110 different countries.
The organisation’s next project is a trip in June 2022 to the Arctic with Aurora Expeditions.
This will result in a new “10-week course exploring the role this region plays in the lives of every human being on earth, and educating on how everyday choices we all make are putting pressure on the health of our planet”, according to Aurora.
Those participating in the course will be encouraged to make a plan to change the way in which their community lives, to help contribute to positive environmental change.
Aurora Expeditions CEO Michael Heath said: “We are proud to be partnering with UpSchool on this incredible project that will help to raise awareness of the pivotal importance of the Arctic to the health of our planet.
“Enrichment, education, deepening connections to the remote regions we visit, and creating ambassadors for the protection of the environment is of huge importance to our company, and this partnership is one of many actions we are taking as part of a far-reaching sustainability in action plan.”
Upschool co-founder Gavin McCormack added: “If you cannot take the child to the world, then bring the world to them.
“Children need to be emotionally invested in a project if they are going to demonstrate the determination and perseverance required to make a real and tangible difference in the way the world works.
“Throughout this 10-week course, we aim to bring the wonders of the Arctic to the fingertips of every child on earth.”
Aurora Expeditions recently announced its 2023/2024 Antarctica season and 2023 Arctic and British Isles voyages.