The “Water Challenge Badge” booklet are made to help teachers, scout leaders or students searching for help to educate children, young people or themselves about the crucial role water plays for life on our planet.
Scientists have made a biological discovery in Arctic Ocean waters as dramatic and unexpected as finding a rainforest in the middle of a desert.
“After a decade-long drought, Aboriginal elders travel the length of Australia’s Murray-Darling Basin performing the Ringbalin—a pilgrimage designed to ‘dance’ the spirit back into the land and heal the rivers. And it appears to work”. National Geographic
On May 11, our famous Chinese mountain explorer Jing ascended the world’s fifth highest peak, Makalu– at 8481 m / 27,825 ft elevation.
In the past five years, Jing has successfully reached six of the world’s top level summits.
Click the picture below for a gallery from Jing’s trip
You can also follow Jing on Sina Microblogging (in Chinese).
Each year, an extraordinary woman is chosen to be the keynote speaker at the One Hundred Committee Scholarship Luncheon to benefit Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara.
Liv Arnesen is the choice for this year’s event on May 31 at the home and gardens of Ginni and Chad Dreier.
Liv was first introduced to the area as a guest of Santa Barbara residents Bill and Sandi Nicholson, after meeting them on an expedition to Antarctica in 2010. In 2011, Liv spoke about her adventures to a group of girls in the Greater Santa Barbara Girls Inc.
Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara is one of approximately one hundred Girls Inc. affiliates in the US and Canada dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Programs for girls ages 4 ½ to 18 years old focus on science, math, and technology; economic and financial literacy; athletics; health and sexuality; culture and heritage; leadership and advocacy; and media literacy.
My first adventures were simple ones. We lived in a rural setting, so I’d just escape out the back door. There was plenty of space around, so every day was a great adventure. In fact, those early explorations were the bedrock for fortifying my dreams. They allowed me to play-act, and more practically, to learn outdoor skills such as sleeping outside in the winter.
One of the things about people my age when we were girls was that you had to be pretty resourceful within yourself and with your siblings; there weren’t so many planned activities. It was a great environment for me to develop my imagination. I could pretend I was on real Arctic expeditions.
Books also inspired me. My mother would find adventure books for me. She tried to find books with female figures; girls doing things outdoors (although I was never hindered by reading about boys, either). They had more opportunities, it seemed, but it was the adventure part that stimulated me. My mom also found me books about animals, and those particularly have stayed with me. She noticed which books made my eyes light up.
A book that inspired me when I was 12 was an adult book called Endurance by Alfred Lansing about the Shackleton expedition. I found it on my parents’ bookshelf. It also had tremendous pictures, and since I was a crummy reader—dyslexic, painfully slow—I pored over these black-and-white photos in the middle of the book. I wanted everything in them—the adventure, the camaraderie, the dog teams. The whole thing resonated with me.
You can read the rest of Ann’s featured guest article on Daughters.com
The team at Bancroft Arnesen Explore is passionate about inspiring women and girls to follow their dreams. We congratulate women worldwide on following and achieving their dreams.
International Women’s Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some places like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women’s Day is a national holiday. Visit www.internationalwomensday.com to read and explore further.
When: Tuesday 8 March 2011
Why: Suffragettes campaigned for women’s right to vote. The word ‘Suffragette’ is derived from the word “suffrage” meaning the right to vote. International Women’s Day honours the work of the Suffragettes, celebrates women’s success, and reminds of inequities still to be redressed. The first International Women’s Day event was run in 1911. 2011 is the Global Centenary Year.
This week, the Liv Arnesen Foundation moved offices, courtesy of its new partner, The Norwegian Guide and Scout Association. The Norwegian Guide and Scout Association is an ideal organisation based on teaching children, youth and adults the fundamentals of responsibility taking, accepting challenges, new experiences and personal development. This aligns perfectly to the mission and vision of Liv and Ann. In 2011, The Norwegian Guide and Scout Association celebrates its 100th anniversary.
An interview with Ann in the Dayton Daily News by former CNN anchor and news reporter Daryn Kagan.
You can read the whole article by accessing this link: “Antarctic skiers offer lesson in ways to keep positive attitude”
Girls on Ice is a unique, FREE, wilderness science education program for high school girls. Each year a team of 9 teenage girls and 3 instructors spend 11 days exploring and learning about mountain glaciers and alpine landscapes through scientific field studies with professional glaciologists and mountaineers.
The 2011 Expedition will take place July 25 to August 4, 2010 on Mount Baker, Washington State. All girls age 15-18 are eligible to apply.
Please consider supporting the program, visit: http://girlsonice.org/support
For more information, please visit: http://www.girlsonice.org.
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