ArcticScience Ann Bancroft

Ann Bancroft to keynote White House Arctic Science Ministerial

Polar explorer and educator, Ann Bancroft chosen as keynote speaker at the White House Arctic Science Ministerial in Washington D.C. next week. 

 “Having witnessed first hand the changes since my first dogsled expedition in 1986 to the present, I am very honored to be invited to keynote the first ever White House Arctic Science Ministerial bringing together 300 international stakeholders from 25 nations responding to President Obama’s call for a global, collective push for near future solutions to the unique challenges we face with changes taking place in the Arctic.”

Ann is perfect for the role because of her first hand experience witnessing the changes taking place in the Arctic that are impacted by and that impact our planet.

Join Protect Our Winter Twitter interview (@ProtectWinter) with Ann Bancroft (@PolarAnn) as a preview to the White House Arctic Science Ministerial on Friday, September 23 at 11:00 a.m. Central. Follow hashtag #ArcticScience to join the discussion.

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Access Water Expedition Continues

We’re busy planning leg two of the Access Water Expedition series, with plans to take it down the Mississippi River. Our goal with this expedition series is to lead a conversation with millions of youth that will raise awareness and inspire the future leaders of the world to work towards a safe and abundant world, starting with access to clean water.

Why water? Humans need fresh water to survive. We took our first Access Water Expedition trip down the Ganges River in India because 400 million residents rely on the Ganges for water, food, bathing and worship. It is one of the most important and sacred rivers in the world.

We take the next leg of the expedition to the United States because after the Ganges we realized that other countries believe western countries and certainly the United States have no water problems. Yet we found many similarities in the challenges faced by the Ganges with the Mississippi river. Hosting this expedition in the United States gives us an opportunity to reinvigorate our commitments to the efforts we need to continue and to recognize there is more work yet to be done.

We’re seeking partners to help us make Access Water Mississippi possible.

We’re not done with Access Water Ganges yet. Shari Brochhausen and Cutback Films are making a documentary. Watch the trailer here. Watch our website and follow our Facebook page for updates.


Education Challenge: Varanasi

Education Challenge: Varanasi This week’s education challenge will focus on topics in the city of Varanasi. Click here for a full PDF of all the challenges and stay tuned every Monday for each week’s education challenge! Subject: Access to clean water, cleansing the water, decomposition processes Challenge: What are the threats to the drinking water in Varansi? […]