Science Teaching Resource Kit.
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree LevelPostgraduate Certificate
Degree NamePostgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies
With a background in Science and in recent years focusing studies towards ecology (freshwater and terrestrial), physical geography, resource management, environmental science and conservation disciplines, I have an educated understanding of physical systems from an ecosystem perspective. I am passionate about the Antarctic environment and the unique processes and natural phenomenon that occur. What I also find intriguing is how organisms are adapted to sustain a niche in the harsh Antarctic conditions. The importance of the Polar Regions at a global scale and their influence on the global ecosystem are concepts that should be understood. I believe these understandings need attention and that it is important that our younger generation are equipped with knowledge so that they too may develop passions for such exceptional natural landscapes. With this they may continue the work of our generation into the future to conserve and preserve such a pristine environment. Within our society, anthropogenic influences on the environment are something humans have been aware of but have only recently begun to react to. We can not change the actions of the past or remediate the effects, but what we can have an influence on is the future. My way of conserving and preserving Antarctica at this stage, is to help educate and whet the appetites of our younger generation so that they may understand the beauty and importance of spectacular regions of the world.