Become part of polar history by donating towards the ISCE
THE EXPEDITION: In November 2012, I am heading to Antarctica with the International Scott Centenary Expedition. A man-hauling sledge team that will include myself, will make the journey from Hut Point to the location of Captain Scott's final camp. Here, descendants from all five families of Captain Scott's expedition will fly in and a memorial service will be held for the nation.
THE SCIENCE: Captain Scott's expedition was heavily based around science. 16 kg of rock's and fossils were found on a sledge near his body, showing that even towards the end they put science first. They collected samples of 2,000 individual species, of which 400 were newly discovered to science. www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15384729
THE EDUCATION: As a marine biologist myself, I aim to conduct scientific research while I am on the ice, as Scott himself did 100 years ago. On my return from the expedition, I hope to inspire and educate children across the country about science as much as Scott has enthused me, by bringing past, present and future Antarctic research into the classroom.
THE COMPETITION: I became part of the ISCE by winning a Daily Telegraph selection process run by the Navy, out of over 300 entries. Selection events took place throughout 2011 at locations including HMS Raleigh, Cornwall and HMS Sultan, Hampshire. The final four then spent 2 weeks in Northern Norway on a polar training expedition. A week after our return, the winner was announced in the Daily Telegraph.
HENRY EVANS: Since being announced the winner, I have been busy completing my marine biology degree at Plymouth University. I have also been fundraising for the ISCE by running half-marathons dressed as a penguin and have been conducting talks to schools and public groups. Below are 2 recent articles that I have written for the Daily Telegraph about the ISCE and the fundraising efforts.
MORE INFO: For more information please visit www.isce2012.co.uk
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