Swiss Polar Institute Website Expedition GLACE for Kids
Photo by Saskia Gindraux
Photo by Saskia Gindraux


What is GLACE 4 Kids?

GLACE 4 Kids is a free educational program available to teachers, parents or any curious person, and is intended for students between the age of 6 and 13. The program describes the GLACE science expedition, covers scientific topics and is an introduction to the polar regions. GLACE 4 Kids will be available in French, German and English.


What does this program contain?

Each week we report about GLACE in a different format. We tell stories, conduct interviews and prepare classroom activities on topics specific to the Arctic, to expeditions or to science. The reports are presented in a variety of text, photos, videos and audio recordings. During the expedition news will also be transmitted live from the ship, and  students will have the opportunity to follow on this site and on social networks.


A program for kids!

GLACE 4 Kids can be used by anyone who wants to introduce children to the polar environment, show them the basics of a scientific expedition and communicate on simple scientific topics. The content can be freely used and adapted by the teachers. It is also possible for a GLACE 4 Kids instructor, who participated in the expedition, to come to the classroom to talk about the expedition and answer questions.


The instructors

Saskia and Paul are the instructors working with the Swiss Polar Institute to create GLACE 4 Kids. Saskia is a scientist with expertise in glaciology and Paul is a teacher specialized in polar regions. They are preparing unique content directly from the Arctic, together with a group of teachers.



GLACE 4 Kids is in preparation! The “live News” will be broadcast shortly before the expedition starts. Educational content will be available on this website. Due to the postponement of GLACE also GLACE 4 Kids was postponed. News will be available as soon as it becomes clear, when GLACE might take place.