Discovering the White Continent: From Terra Australis to Antarctica

What's like to be in Antarctica? Did you know the continent as a whole contains about 90% of the planet's freshwater ice and around 70% of the total fresh water on Earth? Discover the White Continent with its unique landscape, distinctive ecosystems and home to wildlife with their  inspiring stories of adaptability, resilience and cooperation. Discover the mysteries of the White Continent.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Face-to-Face / Online

COURSE OUTLINE

  • General introduction to Antarctica: A brief introduction of its history, discovery, first sighting and first landings and discover what major events happened in this icy continent, including the famous wreck of Shackleton's Endurance that was discovered on March 2022. We will discuss which are the twelve nations that are part of the Antarctic Treaty and their contributions to the protection of its environment.
  • Antarctic main facts, features and curiosities: Discover the most interesting facts about the continent and which are its physical features that made this place so unique. We will discuss about the comparison and similarities between the Arctic and Antarctic. Learn about the animals and wildlife, that not only survives but thrives in such as extreme environment.
  • Visiting Antarctica: We will discuss how to travel to Antarctica, the best time to visit, what are the possible landing sites, and what are the most common expeditions. We will compare the differences between authentic expedition ships and traditional cruise ships, and explore what to do and experience while in the icy continent.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Have a general knowledge of Antarctic’s history and its most important episodes over the years.
  2. Identify some of the Antarctic’s main features and facts, its animals and wildlife and also name its differences and similarities with the Arctic.
  3. Experience a virtual journey to some of the landing sites; name the most common expeditions and itineraries that can be found departing from Australia or South America.
$39 Limited

<p>What's like to be in Antarctica? Did you know the continent as a whole contains about 90% of the planet's freshwater ice and around 70% of the total fresh water on Earth? Discover the White

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20 Aug
$39 Limited

<p>What's like to be in Antarctica? Did you know the continent as a whole contains about 90% of the planet's freshwater ice and around 70% of the total fresh water on Earth? Discover the White

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13 Sep

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