Polar education for the next generation
Polar adventurer and published writer, Gregers Gjersøe founded the Polar School (Danish: Polarskolen) in 2014 to better educate young Danes about the polar regions. Due to the Arctic's indisputable historic connection with the Nordic countries, as well as the inclusion of both Greenland and the Faroe Islands as part of the Kingdom of Denmark, a robust education about the polar regions is essential for the Danish public.
As the climate continues to change and human presence and pressure in the Arctic continues to increase, a well-rounded knowledge of the polar regions and the unique challenges they face are critical for future adaptation in a changing world. As a non-profit organisation, the Polar School has the following three goals:
Recently, the Polar School has received funding from Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary's fund to support their project with GEUS (The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland) to create easily accessible STEM programmes about the Arctic region. To learn more about the Polar School and to find resources for your classroom, head to polarskolen.dk for more information.