Holidaying in Ibiza or even backpacking across Europe was not an option last summer for four inspirational undergraduate students from all across Scotland, who spurned the ordinary and instead single-handedly organised an extraordinary trip to the Arctic.
This was an enormous challenge and the team often felt on the brink of failure. They had to raise £10,000, confirm in country logistics as well as plan their research. It was only through perseverance and team work that they were successful. The main purpose of the trip was to study how climate change is affecting the landscape and the people of the Arctic. Team leader, Cameron MacKay, was motivated to go on the trip due to his strong interest in climate change.
To record the effects of climate change they used camera drones, art and social research. They responded to what they saw through creating music and art work. Cameron says, “For people to make the decisions that will change their lifestyles and ultimately reduce our impact on the environment, it takes a very personal connection. For me, this personal connection came through music and film …This can cause an emotive response, which will inspire the action we need to reduce our environmental impact.”
To hear more from Cameron and the rest of his team tune in to our Glow TV session, they will be showing footage they took and answering your questions. Take a look beforehand on Education Scotland’s Weather and Climate Change page: http://bit.ly/WeatherandClimateChange
Join us live in Glow TV on Wednesday 27th May at 10.45am – Register to take part live in Glow TV.