You have been chosen to create the ultimate survival guide
for an expedition team to a remote place. Today you will be assigned to your
production team and the remote place you will research. The expedition will rely
on your survival guide to exist for two months. To prepare the guide, you and
your team will research the remote place: its climate, vegetation,
insect/animals, and area challenges. You will also include hints for surviving
as team (leadership and team). The very lives of this team will depend on how
thorough you are in preparing this guide. Your guide is due:
REMOTE PLACE: Team One: Antarctic Team Two:
Arctic Team Three: Jungle: Papua New Guinea or the Philippines Team Four:
Desert: Death Valley, Nevada Team Five: Forest: Boreal Forest and Tundra:
NWT, Canada Team Six: Island: South Pacific Island
Your survival guide
will take the form of a booklet so that the expedition can take it with them to
their remote place. Each team member will be responsible for one page and
together you will decide on a title page and create a bibliography. The guide
should have illustrations and a table of contents so that information can be
located quickly. There should be a page devoted to climate, vegetation,
area-specific insects/animals, area challenges and hints for surviving as team.
Each page will include a full page of information and implications for survival
(font 12). Information must not be copy/pasted from the original source and all
your resources must be documented in the bibliography.
Froim Antarctica - Remote...alien...distant...Terra Australis Incognita,
the 'Unknown Southern Land'...the 'last place on earth'.... For most of human
history, and still for most people today, Antarctica is a blank, a great white
continent covered with ice, unconnected to daily life back in the industrial
world. Scientists know better, and now you can see why through their reports
From the Field.
Two Women...in Antarctica -
Liv and Ann have announced their next expedition. In the Spring of 2005 they
will attempt to become the first women to cross the Arctic Ocean.
- Ann and Liv are returning to Antarctica to kayak on the Antarctic Peninsula.
There they will get to chance to experience a different part of Antarctica and
to reflect on the one year anniversary of their historic Bancroft Arnesen
the Edge of Antarctica: Queen Maud Land - Explorers may have sighted Queen
Maud Land’s coast in 1820, but its grand mountains, such as the Troll Castle
[pictured] remained unknown until 1939, when Germans made aerial photos. Today
the region’s virgin peaks and otherworldly terrain exert a magnetic pull on
top climbers [such as the six-person expedition, covered in this gallery, who
summited never before scaled peaks].
Begin Trek Across Antarctica - One of the first things they did was cut
their hair. Now it’s easier for American Ann Bancroft and Norwegian Liv
Arnesen to keep it tucked away and unfrozen as they attempt to become the
first women to cross Antarctica.
Northern Exposure - Scientists eager to explore the Arctic's Canada Basin
find getting there is one challenge. Getting data is another.
Adventure - National Geographic Explorer needs your help. We want to
photograph critters who live near the North Pole. Finding them could be a
challenge, though. So we're looking for a smart explorer who knows how Arctic
animals cope with the big chill. Is that you? Then zip up your parka and trek
through some cool questions!
Exploration - Fifty scientists came together in summer 2002 to explore the
Canadian Basin of the Arctic Ocean. Check out their logs and pictures to find
out what they learned about the physical properties of the icy environment and
the creatures that live there.
Arctic Climatology and
Meteorology for Newcomers to the Arctic - a collection of interesting and
informative meteorology and climate facts with particular emphasis on arctic
phenomena. You can learn general information about the Basics of arctic
weather, the Factors that determine weather and climate, and some of the
weather Patterns in the Arctic.
Assignment: Arctic Ice - Step into the world of writers and photographers
as they tell you about the best, worst, and quirkiest places and adventures
they encountered while on assignment on Arctic Ice.
Preparation - The training is rigorous for preparing for an expedition to
the Arctic. Watch the expedition team test equipment, drag an 80-kilo truck
there and get mentally and physically fit for Arctic conditions.
Survival - Find out: Do fabrics differ in their ability to keep the wearer
warm and dry? Which is more important in frigid temperatures--keeping dry or
Survival - Going to a place such as Antarctica on a whim could almost be
considered suicide. Planning and preparation is required to a great extent
before embarking on your journey because Antarctica is the coldest, windiest,
driest, highest, and most isolated continent in the world. This harsh
environment is unforgiving to whom it encounters. One must be prepared for
anything that may be experienced while on this continent.
the Jungle Rainforest - Follow in Darwin’s footsteps, courtesy of PASSPORT
TO KNOWLEDGE, to the heart of our planet's largest rainforest, guided by some
of the world's leading biologists. Explore “the greatest expression of life”
so far discovered in all the Universe, via a project that uses video,
real-time interactions, the Internet and hands-on science activities -
PASSPORT TO THE RAINFOREST.
Me? Live in
a Jungle Rainforest? - You and three of your friends have been selected to
spend the next year living in a rainforest in South America. You have three
weeks to find out how you need to prepare for this adventure. Remember, what
you don't know CAN hurt you. You will be living in a place where plants eat
animals, snakes are big enough to eat people, and ... well ... I wouldn't want
to frighten you away. You will find out more about the rainforest as you
proceed on the quest.
About Jungle Rainforests -
WHAT IS A RAINFOREST? IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A JUNGLE AND A RAINFOREST?
IS THE AMAZON A JUNGLE OR A RAINFOREST?
Jungle: They Drew
Fire - During World War II more than 100 U.S. servicemen and civilians
served as 'combat artists'. They depicted the war as they experienced it with
their paintbrushes and pens. Their stories have never been told, and for fifty
years their artwork, consisting of more than 12,000 pieces has been largely
forgotten -- until now
Death Valley Days - On
September 30, 1930 listeners were transported back to the pioneering days of
the “Twenty Mule Teams” when the “Old Ranger” and cast of “Death Valley Days®”
stepped up to the microphones of the NBC Blue Radio Network and into
broadcasting history. Composer Josef Bonime’s haunting opening “Bugle Theme”
instantly became the series signature, calling audiences to their sets each
week for a new adventure in Western History.