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History & Leadership – Intro To The Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration 8-10yo (75min!)

  • Ages:
    Gradeschooler, Teen





In this class, we will learn a little about each of the major historic expeditions to, and across, Antarctica.

Come meet Earnest Shackleton, Robert Scott, Roald Amundson, and others, as you learn who they were, and how far they traveled across the deadly Polar Ice.

This class is a great introductory look at the discovery of Antarctica and the race to the south pole. It will bring to life the spirit of adventure and discovery within you, and give you new heroes to learn from and look up to!

The class will include many recommendations for books and videos to learn more about your newfound heroes. The learner may also dive deeper through the soon-to-come Semester-long courses on each of these explorers.

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Provider Tom Bickmore


Carrying on the legacy of his brilliant grandfather, (who taught radio and radar courses at various US Navy training facilities when not overseas during WW2, as well as being a chief engineer for several commercial radio stations, with a 108 ft Ham Radio tower in his back yard) Tom has been a licensed Ham Radio operator for over a decade. Tom is an electronics whiz who has built his own functioning Ham Radio equipment and towers. Tom is excited to share his passion for Ham Radio with you through his knowledge and skills and prepare you to pass the ham radio test and obtain your very own ham radio license. (No age requirement for obtaining a ham radio license)

Tom is also a career finish carpenter with meticulous attention to detail who specializes in high-end finish carpentry. Tom has supervised full home builds from the ground up to completion. Lately, Tom's projects include building several escape rooms as well as restoring historic museums. If you would like to learn the tips and tricks of the trade, tune in to Tom's carpentry classes!

Some of Tom's greatest passions are Science and Space and he would love to share these with your learners through his Space Technology and Rocket Launch classes, his Kerbal Space Program Classes, and more!

Tom has extensive experience teaching, leading, and mentoring youth and is anxious to inspire the young people who attend his classes.

You will find Tom to be an engaging and intelligent teacher, armed with an abundance of dad jokes and witty comments.

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