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Antarctic explorer and glaciologist Julian Paren will be joined by Arctic explorer Stephen Doughty to talk about polar travel and the polar science underpinning our understanding of climate change at Fortrose Academy, 16 March 2012, 7.30pm. Tickets on the door £5. The proceeds go jointly to the Arctic Voice Project of Fortrose and to the British Antarctic Monument Trust. Download poster.

The Arctic Voice Project is to educate children about how our actions in the industrialised world are having an impact on others elsewhere on our planet, namely the Arctic. It believes one of the most effective ways to achieve this is to enable children to connect in a direct, more personal way with their peers in the Arctic. UK schools are twinned with schools in the Canadian Arctic and Greenland. Fortrose Academy is linked to Qirtaq High School, Gjoa Haven.

Stephen Doughty has been visiting the Arctic since 1972 and more recently in 2007-2008 when he canoed and treked 4800km through the North West Passage as part of the Arctic Voice project to draw attention to the effects of climate change on the Inuit people.

Julian Paren made eight visits to the Antarctic between 1976 and 1990, drilling ice cores throughout the Antarctic Peninsula and studying the interaction between George VI Ice Shelf and the ocean.  In 1997 he accompanied the composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies to the Antarctic as he sought inspiration for his Antarctic Symphony commissioned by British Antarctic Survey. He was also ran residential and e-Learning (internet-based) courses on Climate Change and Antarctica for the University of Cambridge's Institute of Continuing Education where he ran residential and e-Learning (internet-based) courses on Climate Change and Antarctica.   He recently moved to the Black Isle, Inverness. 

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