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‘Welcome to Antarctica’: Workshop by Leaps and Bounds

January 10, 2012 • Posted in: News, Workshops
Imitating penguins to understand their parenting methods

Imitating penguins to understand their parenting methods

The world’s first E-Base was set up by revolutionary Robert Swan in the Antarctic. The only other E-Base in the world exists in the very middle of India in Pench, Madhya Pradesh. When the idea of the E- Base finally materialised at the Turia gate of the Pench Tiger Reserve, it opened its doors to all the surrounding village children. Unacquainted with the concept of an E-Base, the students wondered about why the E- Base existed and what it really stood for, most of all, why it was located in Antarctica.

Through this workshop, Chandini Chhabra familiarised the students with the first E-Base of the world in the Antarctic and took them through a little tour of this last remaining wilderness.

Chandini showing the studnets the kind of clothes that are to be worn in the Antarctic

Chandini showing the students the kind of clothes that are to be worn in the Antarctic

An enthusiastic student getting into the spirit of being in the Antarctic

An enthusiastic student getting into the spirit of being in the Antarctic

The students learnt about the harsh climate the animals of the Antarctic endure and how life goes on in this icy remote land.

Using ice cubes, gloves and vaseline to understand the skin of the Antarctic creatures

Using ice cubes, gloves and vaseline to understand the skin of the Antarctic creatures

with hand freezing, he's still smiling! Only proves how much fun it is to be at the E-Base

With one hand freezing, he’s still smiling! Only proves how much fun it is to be at the E-Base

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