Category: Wildlife

 

ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep. 18

EPISODE 18 – Thu 1st Apr 2021 – A quick chat with Jan Chojecki about the upcoming Quest Chronicle project which is to be a day by day (almost!) account of the original Shackleton-Rowett (Quest) Expedition 1921‑1922 via a Blog and Twitter account. We also have some exclusive details of the use of advanced BBC camera technology on Macquarie Island. Plus, there is the ReQuest interview with Stephen Scott Fawcett, polar historian specialising in the life of Ernest Shackleton and founder of the Sir Ernest H. Shackleton Appreciation Society Facebook Group which now has over 6000 members worldwide.

The ReQuest2021 podcast is documenting the Kent Scouts #ReQuest2021 Research Project all the way to Antarctica and back again! Interviews, Scouting historical links, events and research project work recorded along the way. Part of Alan Noake’s Antarctic Soundscapes project.

Show Notes

Sir Ernest H. Shackleton Appreciation Society Facebook Group:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/6533344678

Quest Chronicle Twitter:
www.twitter.com/QuestChronicle
@QuestChronicle

Quest Chronicle Blog:
www.QuestChronicle.org.uk

‘Invisible’ Penguins of Macquarie Island:
The ReQuest2021 team have been granted exclusive rights to auction a copy of this incredible photograph (see below) on eBay to raise funds for the Kent Scouts Antarctic Research Project. You can bid for it here: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265106659034

Lots of Different Ways to Follow and Support The Project including our penguin badges, Antarctic Top Trumps and other merchandise…
www.fundraisingladder.co.uk/ReQuest2021

Only 300 Sleeps Till We Sail!

Hard to believe after all these years of planning that it is only 300 sleeps until we sail from South America to Antarctica now in January 2022!

The team have all now registered on the Bark Europa passenger list. We are starting to look into insurance and flights. Research Projects are taking shape. Fundraising still needs a final push but we are on track despite Covid. Watch out Antarctica – here we come!

Antarctica In An Icebox

Antarctica In An Icebox

A box of fun and educational resources about climate change, environment, wildlife & heritage.

Welcome to Antarctica In An Icebox! These packs of resources will be used to launch a programme of activities in Scout Districts based upon all the amazing lessons to be learned about peace, environment and heritage from the continent of Antarctica.

Each box contains:-

Antarctica Flag

Antarctic Explorer Map

Penguin Moulds for Making Ice Cubes / Chocolate

Greta Thornberg’s Book – “No one too small”

Penguin Chick “Piggy Bank”

Ocean Augmented Reality Cards

Happy Feet 1&2 DVDs

Shackleton: The Boss. Children’s Book.

Into The Frozen South Book – James Marr

Shackleton: The Voyage of the James Caird Graphic Novel

ReQuest2021 Antarctica Top Trumps

16Gb Penguin USB stick – packed full of electronic resources!

Plus each icebox will come with a Shackleton The Penguin toy

Our new Shackleton The Penguin toy – Erin’s simply not letting him go!

So Erin’s got hold of our first sample Shackleton The Penguin plush toy and she’s not letting go of him!

Want one too? Well, here’s the deal…

We’d really love to place our first order and make this happen but first we need your help!
Basically it will take up to 12 weeks for us to receive an initial minimum order of 300 penguins.
However we must first have 300 firm orders to ensure that the ReQuest2021 project does not make a loss.
So if you make a pledged payment now then your card will only be charged if and when we reach 300 orders.
The first 100 people can donate £10, or more, per penguin (inc UK p&p).
The next 200 people can donate £25, or more, per penguin (inc UK p&p).
Non-UK supporters will need to pay a fair nominal extra delivery cost before dispatch.
The white cloth woggles and neckers are included.
£5 Miniature white leather ReQuest2021 woggles are an optional accessory* (inc p&p).

(*Not suitable for under for under 5 year olds)

#ReQuest2021 #ShackletonThePenguin

By pledging to buy a Shackleton The Penguin plush toy  you will be helping us to:

• Sail to Antarctica in the Winter of ‘21/’22.
• Develop 10 Antarctica Ambassadors.
• Undertake 10 Antarctic Research Projects.
• Produce Educational Fun Resources.

Many of our other large fundraising events have been cancelled due to Coronavirus so we need all the help we can get to hit our fundraising targets.

We do realise this is an extremely tough time for everyone and we are immensely grateful for your valued support!

Once we have covered the cost of production all profits will go to the Kent Scouts ReQuest2021 Antarctic Research Project [Kent County Scout Council – Charity Number 303471]

ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep. 16

EPISODE 16 – Mon 1st Feb 2021  – An update on our fundraising efforts, the story of Alan the eleven-year-old Antarctic Krill and the ReQuest interview with Philippa Davies, who hosts the Canterbury-based annual Antarctica enthusiasts’ event – Cantarctica and is also the founder of the Betjeman Society.

Some follow up thoughts from Philippa received after recording for the podcast…

“For variety you are welcome to swap my ginger biscuits for mint imperials. I never have travelled without them and have a tin full in my car. My grandchildren call them magic mints.” 

“Another fascinating link is that Louisa Young, Kathleen Scott’s daughter by her second marriage is a goddaughter of Betjeman. So, Betjeman and Scott link.”

Philippa Davies with her wonderful scale model of Scott’s Discovery

The ReQuest2021 podcast is documenting the Kent Scouts #ReQuest2021 Research Project all the way to Antarctica and back again! Interviews, Scouting historical links, events and research project work recorded along the way. Part of Alan Noake’s Antarctic Soundscapes project.

Show Notes

Alan the eleven-year-old Antarctic Krill
https://humannatureprojects.org/blog/species-spotlight-antarctic-krill

The Curious Life of Krill by Stephen Nichol
https://islandpress.org/books/curious-life-krill

The Betjeman Society Website:
www.betjemansociety.com

“The Betjeman Society Scrapbook” by Philippa Davies
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Betjeman-Society-Scrapbook-1988-2008/dp/0955999715

Lots of Different Ways to Follow and Support The Project including our penguin badges, Antarctic Top Trumps and other merchandise…
www.fundraisingladder.co.uk/ReQuest2021

ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep. 14

EPISODE 14 – Tue 1st Dec 2020  – We hear from Tom Boeckx the Group Scout Leader of 1st St Peters in Thanet who has a very interesting story to tell us about his day job and the ReQuest interview with Camilla Nichol, Chief Executive of the United Kingdom Antarctic Heritage Trust.

The ReQuest2021 podcast is documenting the Kent Scouts #ReQuest2021 Research Project all the way to Antarctica and back again! Interviews, Scouting historical links, events and research project work recorded along the way. Part of Alan Noake’s Antarctic Soundscapes project.

Show Notes

Camilla Nichol’s Wikipedia Webpage:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camilla_Nichol

The UK Antarctic Heritage Trust Website:
https://www.ukaht.org

HMS Protector Webpage:
https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/our-organisation/the-fighting-arms/surface-fleet/survey/antarctic-patrol-ship/hms-protector

Visit our Fundraising Ladder for different ways to follow and support the project including our infamous Penguin Badges, Antarctic Top Trumps, Social Media pages and lots more…
www.fundraisingladder.co.uk/ReQuest2021

PRESS RELEASE – SCOUTS CLIMATE QUEST EVENT

Held over the weekend of Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th July 2020 Climate Quest was a virtual event hosted by Sevenoaks District in partnership with the Kent Scouts ReQuest2021 Antarctic Research Project.

One of the key themes of the main Kent Scouts ReQuest2021 Antarctica project mission is Environment. Antarctica is a living environmental laboratory for Climate Change and Antarctic Wildlife. Climate Quest was put together to engage young people in these important issues.

To earn their Climate Quest Badge participants had to complete a minimum of 2 activities from each of the three different zones – Causes, Consequences and Take Action.

Around 300 people registered for the event and orders have been placed for somewhere in the region of 200 badges already! The activities are still available for other to take part in due course.

CLIMATE QUEST WEBSITE

All the feedback and response from the participants and parents has been phenomenal…

“Thank you. We have had a great time and really enjoyed the tasks. Lots of chatting about the environment with a 5yr old and 10yr old!”

“Such a great weekend full of fun and interesting activities, thank you Kent Scouts. Alex and Charlotte from 1st New Barn Cubs and Beavers.”

“My boys Harrison & Finlay from Larkfield 1st with most of their completed challenges from this Climate Quest Weekend. Thanks so much for all the organising. It was utterly brilliant.”

“Isla, 2nd Radipole Guides, and Oli, Weymouth South Scouts, have enjoyed taking part in the Climate Quest this weekend. Thank you so much for running the event and organising such fantastic activities.”

“I would just like to say a BIG THANK YOU to all the team at Climate Quest. William from 10th Fareham Cubs, Hampshire has had a fab weekend of activities learning lots of things about global warming, recycling. He has loved every minute of it.”

“Bird feeders made, extreme weather report and macaroni cheese made for dinner. Oliver has had a great weekend doing the activities. Thank you to everyone involved.”

During the weekend the number of followers on the ReQuest2021 Facebook page reached over 500 https://www.facebook.com/groups/ReQuest2021

For more information about Climate Quest and the Research2021 project contact info@request2021.org.uk or visit www.ReQuest2021.org.uk                 [NUMBER OF WORDS: 367]

ReQuest2021 Project Mission

Some more work on refinining the mission for the ReQuest2021 project which can now be summarised under the 3 banners of Peace ~ Environment ~ Heritage

Antarctica offers up three unique perspectives as a flagship Global Project:-

• A Beacon of Hope and Peace for all Diverse Nations & Creeds Working in Harmony

• A Living Environmental Laboratory for Climate Change and Antarctic Wildlife

• A Rich Heritage of Scouting’s Connection with the Golden Age of Polar Exploration

Antarctic Top Trumps

Our Antarctic Top Trumps Collectors Set

REQUEST2021 Antarctic Top Trumps Collectors Set

Very excited to be announcing our brand new exciting promotional fundraising item for #REQUEST2021…!!!

This is a high quality, unique set of Top Trumps cards specially created for the ReQuest2021 Antarctic Research Project including:

* 7 Antarctic Penguin Cards

* 5 Antarctic Seal Cards

* 7 Antarctic Bird Cards

* 1 Antarctic Krill Card

* 8 Antarctic Whale Cards

* 1 Shackleton The Penguin Card

* 1 Bark Europa Tall Ship Card

We only have an initial stock of 10 packs from our suppliers just to guage the level of interest. So if you want to be one of the very first people to own a set then please order now. All profits from the sale of these card packs goes to Kent County Scout Council – Charity Number 303471 to support their ReQuest2021 Antarctic Research Project. Available now on eBay for £12.49+P&P: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264717442933

7 Antarctic Penguin Cards & 1 Shackleton The Penguin Card
7 Antarctic Bird Cards
8 Antarctic Whale Cards
5 Antarctic Seal Cards
1 Antarctic Krill Card
1 Bark Europa Tall Ship Card

ReQuest2021 Home Challenges!

Some great questions coming through from the research taking place on Antarctica! And as a result of Sophie and Oliver’s questions, I thought this quick activity would be perfect. Making an Origami Whale. This is an activity brought to our selection camp as an ‘Antarctica in an Icebox’ idea and I really enjoyed it so now’s your turn!  If you have any origami paper then use that but if not grab an A4 piece of paper and you can decorate it afterwards. 
Remember, if you have taken part in any of our activities, share your photos, discoveries or questions, tagging us with #request2021 (on instagram), @request2021 (on twitter) or email us (badges@request2021.org.uk)
This video also features one of our ReQuest2021 fundraising badges! Once you have completed three of our virtual Scouting activities you have earnt your own ReQuest2021 badge which we can send to you for a £3 donation. 
All money goes towards our fundraising efforts for our expedition to Antarctica. Follow the link for more information http://www.request2021.org.uk/ For badge requests, email badges@request2021.org.uk

And if you missed it here is the Penguin Loo Roll video again….

The ReQuest2021 Loo Roll Penguin