Wistia - Polar Learning Channel
Videos from quarkexpeditions's Wistia project
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
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
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
Discovering Arctic Expedition History in the Northwest Passage
Seasoned polar guide Phil Wickens sheds light on our collective obsession with the Northwest Passage.
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
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
Webinar: Conservation of Whales, Penguins and Petrels
Penguinologist Dr. Tom Hart discusses past, present and future conservation efforts of penguins, petrels and whales.
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
Quark Expeditions partners with Penguin Watch
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
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
Packing for Polar Travel in 20 Kilos
Merchandise Coordinator Monica Martinez explains how to pack everything you need—and stay within the baggage limit.
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.
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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