April 1, 2009
-- Meagan McGrath, Sudbury's best-known adventurer, will be heading to the Arctic for a short, two-and-a-half week expedition. This Polar Adventure, scheduled for April 9-27, 2009, is part of Meagan’s training regime as she continues to prepare for her most ambitious endeavour thus far– an adventure, for which, further details will be announced at a later date. Visit sciencenorth.ca for all the details.
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PODCAST #1 INTRODUCTION
In April 2009 Meagan, will be heading to the Arctic, for a short, two-and-a-half week expedition. This Polar Adventure, scheduled for April 9-27, 2009, is intended to test the limits of Meagan’s physical and mental endurance and ensure that there are no faults with her equipment.
PODCAST # 2 – ABOUT MEAGAN MCGRATH AND THE POLAR EXPEDITION
Meagan McGrath, Sudbury’s best-known adventurer, talks about her achievements and her next big adventure – a two-and-a-half week expedition to the North Pole.
PODCAST # 3 – DANGERS AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Meagan McGrath’s North Pole expedition is described as an adventure that includes several obstacles on the way to reaching the North Pole - from open water "leads" to huge pressure ridges of ice. Meagan also discusses how her previous adventures have helped to prepare her for this expedition.
PODCAST # 4– COMMUNICATING WITH THE OUTSIDE WORLD
Meagan McGrath, Sudbury’s best-known adventurer, discusses the technical gadgets she’ll be bringing with her to the North Pole and how she intends to communicate with Science North and fans. She also tells us why there are challenges using navigational devices so close to the North Pole.
PODCAST # 5– AT THE NORTH POLE
Meagan McGrath, Sudbury’s best-known adventurer, talks about what it will be like to reach the geographic North Pole. She also discusses other polar topics such as Climate Change and what happens if the expedition group encounters a polar bear.
PODCAST # 6– MEAGAN’S MOTIVATION
Meagan McGrath’s, Sudbury’s best-known adventurer has achieved a lot in her 31 years. Meagan explains why she continues to push herself, how her family reacts every time she mentions a new adventure and how, like you and me, she really is just a regular person.
PODCAST # 7– MEAGAN’S INSPIRATION
As a child, Meagan McGrath regularly visited Science North and was a regular participant in Science North's summer camps and programs…and that inspired her to pursue a career in science. Science North has also been a proud supporter of Meagan during many of her greatest achievements.
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Sciene North is a science centre and family attraction that opened in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada in 1984 and has since welcomed millions of visitors from around the world. Dynamic Earth, a Science North attraction, is a geology and mining centre.