Category: Wildlife

 

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

ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep.6

EPISODE 6 – Wednesday 1st April 2020 – Chinstrap penguins and climate change, More from Alan’s presentation to Medway Towns Scout Active Support and Interview with Cathy Mummery

A podcast 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.

Cathy Mummery

Show Notes

Darcey’s Loo Roll Penguin Craft Project video…
https://youtu.be/H1uhHGSNWKg

CBS Newstory about Chinstrap penguins and climate change…
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/declining-penguin-populations-warming-antarctica-cbs-news-visits-remote-shores-of-elephant-island/

Medway Active Support Team…
https://www.medwaytowns.org.uk/spage-section-mast.html

Cathy Mummery’s Sponsorship Link…
https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/CathyMummery

Photographs by Frank Hurley
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Photographs_of_Antarctica_by_Frank_Hurley

Herbert Ponting Photos
https://www.gettyimagesgallery.com/collection/herbert-ponting/

Henry (Harry) McNish (1874-1930) – Biographical notes
https://www.coolantarctica.com/Antarctica%20fact%20file/History/biography/mcnish_henry.php

James Marr’s School Aberdeen Grammar.
(Photo: A.S. Noake)
James Marr’s University, Aberdeen.
(Photo: A.S. Noake)
Cushnie Farmhouse, Auchterless, Turiff, Aberdeenshire
– the house where James Marr was born.
(Photo: A.S. Noake)
6 Albert Street, Kirkwall, Orkney – where Mooney lived in 1911.
(Photo: A.S. Noake)
1st Aberdeen Scout HQ – James Marr’s Scout Group
(Photo: A.S. Noake)
2nd Orkney Scout HQ – Norman Mooney’s Scout Group
(Photo: A.S. Noake)

Our Fundraising Ladder with lots of other ways you can follow and support the project….
http://www.fundraisingladder.co.uk/ReQuest2021/

Our Case for Support

CLIMATE CHANGE ACTIVIST GRETA THUNBERG SAYS,

If a few children can get headlines all over the world just by not going to school – then imagine what we all could do together if we really wanted to.

She certainly has a point but do you think young people should strike from school to raise awareness of Climate Change?

Well now you can help send some young people to ‘school’ in Antarctica instead! The Kent Scouts ReQuest2021 Project is doing just that. Our mission is to develop six young Antarctica ambassadors who then will create a future legacy by sharing their polar research experience to inspire thousands of other young people.

Each of the young people YOU help support will have to:-

…FUNDRAISE towards the overall total costs for their expedition.

…PROMOTE Scouting’s strong heritage links with Shackleton’s 1921 Quest Expedition.

…LEARN how to crew a one-hundred-year-old sailing vessel through Antarctic waters.

…EDUCATE younger children about climate change and endangered Antarctic wildlife.

…UNDERTAKE an Antarctic Research Project and present their results upon returning.

11 Unique Antarctic Research Projects

Kent Scouts Global Projects now has a strong track record of running large successful international expeditions. Back in 2009 they ran an eco-awareness training project in South Africa, in 2012 a team climbed Kilimanjaro, in 2018 twenty-four scouts helped with school building and malaria education in Ghana and in 2020 a group are heading off to work with a charity supporting street Children in Kenya.

And now the money bit…! To deliver this project successfully is going to require total funds of £110,000 by 30th June 2021. Flights and Antarctic voyage amount to £10,000 for each of the ten project participants. Plus, another £10,000 is required for pre-expedition training, equipment and resources to achieve the other project objectives – such as the heritage plaques being carved out of Caithness slate which are £1000 each.

So, if you live in Kent (or Aberdeen!) you can attend one of our popular Community Fundraising Events. We are also seeking Corporate Sponsorship and can in turn promote your brand on all our printed literature and online media. Finally, we welcome fresh ideas from individuals or organisations to fundraise for us.

HELP OUR YOUNG ANTARCTIC AMBASSADORS MAKE A DIFFERENCE
SPONSOR THE PROJECT NOW:
http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/request2021

ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep. 3

EPISODE 3 – Thursday 2nd January 2020 – Antarctica In An Icebox, 10 incredible things you should really know about Krill and an interview with Lucy Morgan.

A podcast 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.

Lucy Morgan


Show Notes

Lucy Morgan’s Climate Change Blog…
http://climatechangeguide.home.blog

Query – Lucy Morgan’s ReQuest2021 mascot!

Lucy Morgan’s – sponsorship link…
https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LucyMorgan21

Facebook group for T.A.S.K. The Antarctica Scout Krill project :

https://www.facebook.com/groups/404884260439993/

Our Fundraising Ladder with lots of ways you can follow and support the project….

http://www.fundraisingladder.co.uk/ReQuest2021/

ReQuest2021 Online Advent Calendar – Day 23

23 Antarctica photos that will inspire your next adventure…

ReQuest2021 Online Advent Calendar – Day 20

Antarctica2020

Antarctica2020 is a group of influencers from the world of sport, politics, business, media and science, that are building support for the protection of more than 7 million square kilometers of the Southern Ocean by 2020, through the establishment of a network of large-scale marine protected areas in the region.

Antarctica2020

(Source: https://antarctica2020.org/)

ReQuest2021 Online Advent Calendar – Day 17

17 Different Species of Penguin

There are typically 17 different species of penguin recognised as living in the world today. Each species belongs to a larger grouping of closely related species known as a genus. The living penguins comprise six genera (the plural of genus): Aptenodytes, Eudyptes, Eudyptula, Megadyptes, Pygoscelis, and Spheniscus

(Source: https://www.penguinworld.com/types/)

However, of the 17 species of penguins in the world, only seven can actually be found Antarctica itself – Adelie; Emperor; Chinstrap; Gentoo; King; Macaroni; Rockhopper.

(Source: https://global.hurtigruten.com/destinations/antarctica/inspiration/wildlife/meet-the-penguins-of-antarctica/)