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Antarctica Discussion Club: News, Animals, Science, Culture, History! 8-10

In this ongoing social class, we will chat about Antarctica including glaciers, penguins, seals, volcanoes, current news, seasonal events, ice breaker, geography, working in Antarctica, and more. Guided by a real Antarctic explorer (me!)
Michelle Polar World
58 total reviews for this teacher
3 reviews for this class
Completed by 8 learners
25 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does an "Ongoing" course work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Available Times


Next on Fri, Oct 7

Meets Once per week
8:00 – 8:25 AM
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
I’ve lived and worked in Antarctica for two summer seasons at a science research station.  I’m passionate about the Icy Continent, and am happy to share my first-hand knowledge and experience with learners in my courses and answer as many questions as I can.  In addition to sharing my personal experiences, several of my courses draw on expert knowledge in Antarctic science, history, and logistics from people I met while working there.  This extensive set of educational resources developed by science researchers and Antarctic logistics specialists gives learners a first-hand look at real scientific research being conducted in one of the most remote environments on the planet, along with the logistics that help support scientific discovery. I look forward to sharing Antarctica with your learner.

Prior to working in Antarctica, I taught World Geography in Alaska for 10 years.  Antarctica was always my favorite unit to teach!  My courses also draw on materials I’ve used in the classroom to teach about the Icy Continent. 
There are no required materials. For all keen learners (Antarctic Explorers) who take Antarctic-themed classes with me regularly, I highly recommend a dedicated notebook or binder for Antarctica.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
25 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
The web-site listed will be used to observe live web-cams in Antarctica, which is generally of high interest to keen Antarctic learners.  During class, I will be accessing this web-site and will screenshare the view with learners.  Learners will have the option to check the web-cams between classes, and might take notes on seasonal activity or other observations they make.  Accessing this web-site between classes is at parent discretion, and is not required for learners to be successful in this class.  Learners will not need to create an account and will only be viewing publicly-accessible information.  I have reviewed their privacy policy for compliance with COPPA.  If you have any questions feel free to also review their privacy policy or reach out to me with questions.


Michelle Polar World
Lives in the United States
Explorer, World Geography teacher, Always learning
58 total reviews
107 completed classes

About Me

SEPTEMBER 2022 Monthly Update:
Following an absence from teaching, I’m excited to resume my classes on Outschool.  I have missed seeing learner’s excitement about Antarctica and look forward to connecting with previous students and meeting new... 
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