Why I want to visit Antarctica this November, and how I plan to bring the skills I learn back to my classroom.
New York, NY (PRWEB) July 2, 2009
Environmental leader and polar explorer Robert Swan, Broadway Books, and NativeEnergy announced today the launch of the "ANTARCTICA 2041 Teachers' Contest," providing U.S. and Canadian teachers the opportunity to win a free trip to Antarctica and join Swan on his 2041 International Antarctic Treaty Expedition (IATE), taking place November 16 - 30, 2009.
On the trip, eighty teachers, students, corporate leaders, and environmental experts from around the world will come together to gain first hand knowledge of Antarctica's fragile ecosystems. Weather permitting, travelers aboard the ship will cruise along the Antarctic's spectacular ice cliffs or follow whales while they're feeding, camp overnight on the Antarctic ice, visit one of the largest gatherings of Gentoo Penguins on the continent, and sail past the infamous Cape Horn, among countless other once in a lifetime experiences.
From July 2 through September 4, 2009, teachers or professors at an accredited public or private elementary, middle or high school, college or university in the U.S. or Canada can visit the http://www.antarctica2041.com/teacherscontest website and submit an essay of 500 words of less, titled:
"Why I want to visit Antarctica this November, and how I plan to bring the skills I learn back to my classroom."
One Grand Prize Winner, chosen by October 1, 2009, will win free passage aboard the 2041 IATE, roundtrip airfare to Ushuaia, Argentina, and a signed copy of Swan's forthcoming book, the environmental call to action ANTARTICA 2041: My Quest to Save the World's Last Wilderness, to be published by Broadway Books on October 27. NativeEnergy will also provide Carbon Offsets to cover the winner's trip related emissions, and a personal carbon footprint consultation. Visit the contest website for complete Carbon Offset details.
Said Swan, "Decisions made by today's youth will impact our entire planet's ecosystem and the future of life on earth. Through this contest, we hope to further our mission of informing, engaging, and inspiring the next generation of leaders to take responsibility, to be sustainable, and to know that now is the time for action in policy development, business generation, and future technologies to combat climate change and continue to protect the last remaining unspoiled wilderness on Earth."
The first person in history to walk to both the North and South Poles, Robert Swan, OBE, has dedicated his life to the preservation of Antarctica by the promotion of recycling, renewable energy, and sustainability to combat climate change. He is the founder of 2041, an organization dedicated to working towards the continuing protection of the Antarctic Treaty, which is scheduled to expire in 2041.
Visit http://www.antarctica2041.com/teacherscontest to enter the contest and http://www.2041.com for more information about Robert Swan, and ANTARTICA 2041: My Quest to Save the World's Last Wilderness.
CONTACT: Ellen Folan, 212-782-8944