Wistia - Polar Learning Channel

Videos from quarkexpeditions's Wistia project

  • Webinar: Antarctica gives up its secrets59:40

    Webinar: Antarctica gives up its secrets

    Many countries support scientific research projects in Antarctica, ranging from biology and glaciology to oceanography and astronomy. These scientific studies explore such question as: How fast are th

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  • Webinar: Arctic vs. Antarctic: Identifying the Differences 1:36:33

    Webinar: Arctic vs. Antarctic: Identifying the Differences

    Do you want to head to the northern Polar Region to see polar bears and reindeer and visit Indigenous communities—or do you have a yearning to see thousands of penguins or perhaps venture beyond the A

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  • Webinar: Fate of Sir John Franklin1:05:08

    Webinar: Fate of Sir John Franklin

    Please excuse the technical difficulties throughout the presentation. Presenter and expedition guide Phil Wickens chronicles the fascinating story of Sir John Franklin, the polar explorer who met his

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  • Discovering Arctic Expedition History in the Northwest Passage2:07

    Discovering Arctic Expedition History in the Northwest Passage

    Seasoned polar guide Phil Wickens sheds light on our collective obsession with the Northwest Passage.

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  • Webinar: Polar Explorers: 10 Best Books58:01

    Webinar: Polar Explorers: 10 Best Books

    What fired up the imaginations of the early polar explorers who embraced untold challenges to explore the Arctic and Antarctic? History presenter David Burton introduces those heroic adventurers—and s

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  • Webinar: The Curious Behavior of Marine Mammals1:11:02

    Webinar: The Curious Behavior of Marine Mammals

    Why does a Weddell seal sing? Why are minke whales so inquisitive? Based on a series of real-life encounters in the Polar Regions, biologist and expedition guide Annie Inglis discusses the sometimes c

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  • Webinar: Conservation of Whales, Penguins and Petrels1:03:31

    Webinar: Conservation of Whales, Penguins and Petrels

    Penguinologist Dr. Tom Hart discusses past, present and future conservation efforts of penguins, petrels and whales.

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  • Webinar: Why are the Polar Regions so cold?1:05:35

    Webinar: Why are the Polar Regions so cold?

    Get chill with penguinologist and nature guide Jean Pennycook as she does a deep dive into the significance of the Arctic and Antarctic circles, the amount of sunlight in the North Pole and South Pole

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  • Quark Expeditions partners with Penguin Watch1:49

    Quark Expeditions partners with Penguin Watch

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  • Webinar: Adapt or Die: How Life Adapts to Antarctica1:25:09

    Webinar: Adapt or Die: How Life Adapts to Antarctica

    Recording now available! This week we have Biologist Nick Engelmann presenting the topic Adapt or Die. Delve into the wonderful range of species that have learned to thrive in the inhospitable polar e

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  • Webinar: “Ultramarine’s Adventure Activities” with Dagny Ivarsdottir, Adventure Guide. 1:03:08

    Webinar: “Ultramarine’s Adventure Activities” with Dagny Ivarsdottir, Adventure Guide.

    Alex McNeil chats with Adventure Guide Dagny Ivarsdottir about the array of adventure options available in the Greenland Adventure: Explore by Sea, Land and Air expedition scheduled for July 2021. Hel

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  • Packing for Polar Travel in 20 Kilos4:04

    Packing for Polar Travel in 20 Kilos

    Merchandise Coordinator Monica Martinez explains how to pack everything you need—and stay within the baggage limit.

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  • Webinar: “The Vikings” with Laurie Dexter, Polar Historian and Former Expedition Leader.55:46

    Webinar: “The Vikings” with Laurie Dexter, Polar Historian and Former Expedition Leader.

    Host Alex McNeil speaks with Polar Historian Laurie Dexter (a former Expedition Leader). This is an ideal opportunity to learn about the history of the Vikings (also known as Norsemen) in the region.

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  • Webinar: “South Greenland – Polar Paradise” with Glaciologists Dr. Michael Hambrey & Dr. Colin Souness1:04:19

    Webinar: “South Greenland – Polar Paradise” with Glaciologists Dr. Michael Hambrey & Dr. Colin Souness

    Host Alex McNeil welcomes two special guests today; glaciologists Dr. Michael Hambrey and Dr. Colin Sousness. Learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about glaciers, icebergs, ice formations and,

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  • Webinar: Introducing the Greenland Adventure voyages with Ultramarine Expedition Leader Alison Kirk-Lauritsen1:17:41

    Webinar: Introducing the Greenland Adventure voyages with Ultramarine Expedition Leader Alison Kirk-Lauritsen

    Host Alex McNeil speaks to special guest Alison Kirk-Lauritsen, Expedition Leader on Ultramarine, to learn about the ground-breaking Greenland Adventure: Explore by Sea, Land and Air expedition, sched

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  • Webinar: Celebrating Shackleton 1:22:33

    Webinar: Celebrating Shackleton

    Australian explorer, environmentalist and author Tim Jarvis is a respected authority on Sir Ernest Shackleton’s feats in Antarctica. In 2013, Jarvis recreated Shackleton’s epic 1916 journey from Eleph

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  • Webinar: “Tasermiut Fjord Revealed” with special guest Salik Frederiksen26:10

    Webinar: “Tasermiut Fjord Revealed” with special guest Salik Frederiksen

    Today, Alex McNeil extends a special welcome to Salik Frederiksen, co-owner of Tasermiut Camp, situated along the 70-km Tasermiut Fjord in South Greenland. Learn about overnight camping and other outd

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  • Webinar: How Birds Survive the Arctic1:13:55

    Webinar: How Birds Survive the Arctic

    Recording now available! Just how do birds survive the extreme conditions of the Arctic? Globally respected Ornithologist Noah Strycker, author of “Birding Without Borders” and other books, addresses

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  • Webinar: "The Kujataa UNESCO World Heritage Site” with Alibak Hard, UNESCO Site Manager.33:27

    Webinar: "The Kujataa UNESCO World Heritage Site” with Alibak Hard, UNESCO Site Manager.

    Host Alex McNeil welcomes UNESCO Site Manager Alibak Hard, who explains the significance of the Kujataa site, a sub-Arctic farming landscape which is the first known example of agriculture in the Arct

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  • Webinar: Breaking the Ice: The First Year in Antarctica (1899-1900)31:57

    Webinar: Breaking the Ice: The First Year in Antarctica (1899-1900)

    Recording now available! Antarctic Heritage Trust are very proud to care for five historic explorer huts in Antarctica. Borchgrevink’s huts at Cape Adare are particularly special, as the only example

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