By Bernie Bell
From the Heart of Neolithic Orkney, to the Heart of The Arctic – John Rae did it – now you can too!!!
Andrew Appleby, President of the John Rae Society – heard from Adventure Canada, about an opportunity for young, or maybe….young-ish? – folk to travel to the Arctic to pursue an independent research project there.
I’m starting to ‘pinch’ Cedar Bradley-Swan’s words, so I’ll just hand straight over to her email – I can’t help saying – what a brilliant name – Cedar Swan.
Here’s the info – any Orkney folk interested in what could be the adventure of a lifetime???
“Hi friends, I hope this note finds you well. I’m writing today in hopes that you may be willing to share the news of our 2020 Young Explorer program through your networks. This year we have space for four young people between the ages of 19-30 who are interested in travelling to the Arctic to pursue an independent research project. The successful candidates will travel on this year’s Heart of Arctic expedition which runs July 9-31, 2020. Please see the details below. Thanks in advance!
Apply for Adventure Canada’s Young Explorer’s Program and experience the Arctic!
The Young Explorers Program is to encourage and facilitate the spirit of exploration through the pursuit of science, art, and conservation. The program aims to encourage personal growth for young people who will benefit from direct experience, academic study, cultural exchange, and connecting with the Explorers Club and Adventure Canada communities.
If you are between the age of 19 and 30 and are interested in this exciting opportunity, please apply and submit!
The 2020 program will be available on the following expedition:
Heart of the Arctic
July 19 – July 31, 2020
There are 4 spots available!
Deadline to apply is Feb 29th, 2020
Both independent-interest projects and academic research proposals are accepted. Proposals must consider our intended itinerary and the awareness that we only stop in a specific location for a few hours before sailing to our next destination.
Flexibility and understanding that we are on an expedition where weather and wildlife ultimately dictate our daily itinerary should be taken into consideration when developing your proposal.
You can find details on the project on our website.
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