Biotechnology for understanding wildlife

Biotechnology for understanding wildlife

Genetics is the study of the genes and traits that children inherit from their parents. Recent biotechnology has opened new ways to study this in great detail even for wild animals and fish. In this educational tool-kit, you will learn how genetics and genomics can be used to study the … …
Microbiota and microbiome

Microbiota and microbiome

About half of your body consists of microbiota – bacteria, protists, viruses, and fungi! The microbiome is the community of these microorganisms living in a specific habitat (such as your guts!) plus their genetic material. In this educational tool-kit you will learn how the microorganisms can be crucial for immunity, … …
Animal invasion (part 2)

Animal invasion (part 2)

Some animals appear to be climate winners. The graylag geese, for example. It has gone from being almost threatened by extinction in the 1970s to currently being “everywhere”. In some areas, they are now so numerous that it is difficult to produce grass for cows and sheep. In this educational tool-kit, you … …
Animal invasion (part 1)

Animal invasion (part 1)

What happens when a new fish species arrives in a river and why does this occur? In this educational tool-kit, you will learn how invasive fish species can impact their environments, other species, and the economy. You will also get an introduction to animal invasions in general, and learn why … …
Photo-shooting wild animals

Photo-shooting wild animals

Professional and amateur photographers capture amazing footage of wild animals. Sometimes they are plain lucky, being at the right place at the right time, but for the most part they plan and work hard for days and even years to get the picture they want. In this educational tool-kit, you … …
Growing up under the polar sky

Growing up under the polar sky

Kids need to be outside and play. In the high North, winter temperatures often drop below -20°C and snow depths reach 1-2 metres. Still, even very small kids go out for snow-cave sleeping or long ski trips. In this educational tool-kit, you will get insights into this part of the … …
Animal adaptations to Arctic life (part 1)

Animal adaptations to Arctic life (part 1)

Have you always wondered how animals can live and even thrive in the extreme climates of the Arctic? If they freeze and feel miserable during winter, or if they actually feel as comfortable as we do in our own living-room? In this educational tool-kit, you will learn about the amazing … …
Siberia

Siberia

Siberia is a multinational, vast geographical area in northern Asia, belonging to Russian Federation. How many languages are spoken there? What are the main cities and what minerals are mined there? We invite you on an amazing journey, during which you will get to know one of the most interesting … …
Polar bear

Polar bear

Polar bear is the true king of the Arctic! Why? Because in that cold climate, as an apex predator, it has no competition. That is why it is better not to face a polar bear, although it is not always aggressive. However, it is worth knowing how fantastic that animal … …
Air pollution in polar regions

Air pollution in polar regions

Learn what is air pollution and why such phenomenon occur in sparsely populated polar regions. Discover environmental effects of bad air quality, identify its causes and locate places in the Arctic that belongs to the most polluted in the world. …
Svalbard

Svalbard

Svalbard is an archipelago halfway between Norway and the North Pole. It is the northernmost year-round populated place on Earth.
This educational package gives the opportunity to learn about the nature, landscape, and settlements of these remote islands of the High Arctic. …
Ocean currents

Ocean currents

How are ocean currents formed, do they differ from waves? How do they influence the climate, landscape and our daily lives? How does the thermohaline circulation work, and why is the Arctic driving it? Does climate change threaten the current system and what does this mean for us? Learn all … …
Greenland

Greenland

Learn all about the history (including truly fascinating geological history) of the world’s largest island, its culture and economy. Who lives in Greenland, what do the people live on, how do they travel, are they worried about climate change? In this package, dedicated to one of the most recognizable Arctic … …