Svalbard and Galapagos. Two contrasting groups of islands – one close to the North Pole, the other on the equator – between them providing a fascinating introduction to these incredible parts of the world. As an Expedition Leader who has travelled to both, I can bring these amazing locations alive for your children.
From Svalbard, only 500 miles from the North Pole, your children will get a real insight into what it feels like to visit the polar regions. Cheeky arctic foxes stealing food from camp; keeping an eye out for dangerous polar bears; trying to sleep when the sun never sets; finding out how people live in remote settlements.
As a complete contrast, the islands of Galapagos straddle the equator. Find out about the islands’ amazing wildlife which inspired Charles Darwin- giant tortoises, marine iguanas and hammerhead sharks to name a few. See the volcanoes that created these islands.
Give your children the opportunity to put questions to someone who has been there.
Great for a KS1 study of “Islands” and “Hot and Cold Places”!