Year: 2020

Free online lecture: The Glaciers are melting: What happens next?

12th November 2020, 7 pm You can watch the lecture on YouTube: Register here: https://www.readingculturelive.co.uk/events/the-glaciers-are-melting-what-happens-next/ Reading Climate Festival Reading Climate Action Network In her presentation to the Reading Climate Festival, Dr Bethan Davies will be describing how, globally, glaciers are shrinking. What are the effects of this shrinkage? World-wide concern about rising sea levels already …

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Podcast on Antarctica, geopolitics and climate change

Welcome to Seminar sessions, our new podcast featuring experts across Royal Holloway. Episode 6 of the Seminar Sessions podcast is here! We’re always hearing about climate change and worries over the polar regions, but what does it all actually mean? Greg and Summer are joined by Professor Klaus Dodds and Dr Bethan Davies who discuss the …

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Polar Literacy Project

As science communicators and educators, it can be difficult to evaluate exactly what are the key messages to communicate. The Polar Literacy Initiative (website: polar-ice.org) has done a great job in highlighting the seven key principles about polar regions that we should aim to communicate. These are the ‘big ideas’ that the general public should …

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Funding from the Antarctic Science International Bursary

I am delighted to announce that I have been awarded funding from the Antarctic Science International Bursary to support some further development of educational resources on AntarcticGlaciers. These funds will be used for website development and to support the production of more introductory resources. These educational resources will target students aged ~14 years, and will …

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Thwaites Glacier

Thwaites Glacier, Antarctica, is of particular concern to scientists. Here, warm water is pushed up onto the continental shelf, where it flows along the bottom until it reaches the floating ice shelf in front of Thwaites Glacier. Thwaites Glacier today is rapidly losing mass in response to changing atmospheric and oceanic conditions.

Talk on teaching resources: recording available

On 14th July 2020 I gave a public webinar, kindly hosted by SedsOnline. The talk covered glaciers and climate change, before outlining how this website aligns with post-16 curriculum and highlighting some other excellent resources for teaching glacial environments. You can watch the whole talk below.

Free Talk about teaching glaciers and glaciation in schools: Seds Online, 14th July

AntarcticGlaciers.org: a tool for teaching Glaciers and Glaciation to high school and college students”. Dr Bethan Davies – Royal Holloway University of London 4 PM LONDON, Tuesday 14th July 2020 Information here: https://sedsonline.com/events/ . You must register (for free) with Seds Online to watch the webinar. The link will be available on the website 10 …

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