Glacier project going strong
Last weekend at the Royal Geographical Society Explore 2011 Weekend Tim Foster, Head of FSC Blencathra, met with Michael Palin, President of the Royal Geographical Society and Karen Weichert from the Norwegian Glacier Museum to discuss the success of the Tunsbergdalsbreen Project.
The Tunsbergdalsbreen Project is an international project which aims to make young people aware of climate change and how glaciers are reacting to changes. Annual expeditions have gone to the Tunsbergdalsbreen glacier in Norway for the last three years with groups surveying the glacier, learning about local climate change and also promoting educational awareness of glacial environments and environmental issues.
Tim Foster explained: “FSC Blencathra is working in partnership with the Norwegian Glacier Museum, Newcastle University and the Brathay Exploration Group on this project. The aim of the FSC is to inspire environmental understanding to all through first-hand experience so we are really pleased to be involved as it certainly achieves this for participants.
At the Explore weekend Michael Palin was very positive about the scheme and its impact on the people who take part.”
The Tunsbergdalsbreen Project is now recruiting for its fourth expedition which will take place in 2012. If anyone is interested in taking part in the 2012 Expedition they should visit the Brathay Exploration Group website:
Wednesday, November 23, 2011