People in the Arctic
'People in the Arctic' focuses on social issues, indigenous people, economy, history of exploration and other ‘human’ aspects of region. Lessons take place onThursdays, 09:00 UTC. Meet indigenous inhabitants of the region - Siberian people and Saami people. Visit Greenland, the largest island on Earth. Get a closer look at what it's like to live in a polar station, and if it's possible to go there as a tourist. Get familiar with history of polar exploration...and much more!
People in the Arctic - Introduction
The Arctic is the northernmost region of the Earth. Besides seals and white bears, there are people living there. On this lesson we are going to meet the Arctic as a space of human habitation, its society and politics.This lesson is an introduction to thematic course with the same title.
Saami: the Reindeer People
Meet one of the most fascinating and oldest cultures in the world, Saami - indigenous, Finno-Ugric people. The Saami (Lapp) people have inhabited the northern portions of Scandinavia, Finland and eastward over the Russian Kola Peninsula since ancient times.
Khanty, Nenets, Chukchi, Buryats, Yakuts... Indigenous people inhabiting one of the coldest territories on Earth - Russian Arctic. During classes we will travel through Siberia - region, which northern border reaches the Arctic Ocean, and in the west it borders with the Ural Mountains.
Greenland: Kalaallit Nunaat in a nutshell
It's time to visit world's biggest island, go through its landscape, climate, meet its habitants, admire its history and culture. Enjoy another Arctic trip!
Life and work at the Polish Polar Station Hornsund on Svalbard
Living away from civilisation, families and friends... Not for a week or two -for a whole year! During this lesson you will visit a real polar station. You will find out what responsibilities researchers have, how they spend free time and what inspired them to do the hard work every day...even during polarnight!
Settlements in Svalbard
The Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic Ocean is located almost halfway between Norway (distant by 800 km South) and the North Pole (1,100 km North). On the largest island of the archipelago - Spitsbergen, there are two relatively large settlements: Norwegian Longyearbyen and Russian Barentsburg. In addition, there are also permanently inhabited research stations. One of them is the Polish Polar Station Hornsund, the other international station in Ny-Ǻlesund.
Great polar expeditions
History of success and failure, determination and luck, unbelievable dreams and great organization. Meet polar explorers and their stories.
Tourists in the polar station
Is it possible to buy a trip to the Arctic or the Antarctic, and visit the research station? How about "sightseeing" or "booking a room"? During the lesson we focus on some topics concerning tourism in polar regions.