New York, April 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The world’s youngest scientific expedition will soon be on its way to explore the wonders of the North Pole. From April 13-22, the youngest American, British, French, Luxembourgish and Taiwanese-Chinese explorers - Ronin Phi Garriott de Cayeux (3), Kinga Shuilong Garriott de Cayeux (5), Maika Ai Kraus (7) and Olivier Ren Kraus (7) - will venture to the geographic North Pole via Norway's Svalbard island and the Russian Barneo ice camp. Along the way, the young explorers will study climate change and the resilient, indigenous culture of the Inuit people.

The expedition’s goal is a call to action for youth around the world to protect the environment. This expedition is led by seasoned explorer, Explorers Club Board member, game developer and astronaut Richard Garriott de Cayeux. The other core team members are: Michael Dubno (technologist and entrepreneur), Zach Dubno (youth drone specialist), Martin Kraus (Explorers Club Board member, seasoned explorer, traveler and underwater photographer), Daphne Liu (talent accelerator and adventurer), Galya Morrell (polar artist and writer), Heather MacRae (UK Polar Ambassador and youth STEM educator), and Erich Schlaikjer (technologist and explorer).

The young explorers will conduct their own scientific experiments and biodiversity assessment under the guidance of the seasoned team. They will witness the extent of the ice-cap receding and explore potential causes. They will observe wildlife being impacted by the change in the environment and identify potential solutions to conserve the oceans.

Live internet connections with multiple classrooms prior to reaching the North Pole will also be made, and face-to-face meetings in classrooms will be arranged after the expedition.

In addition to the scientific observations, the young explorers will collaborate with fellow children from the UK on exhibiting artworks related to the North Pole and will perform at the North Pole a short theatrical creation to celebrate humanity’s connection with our environment.

Another exciting challenge for the young explorers is to join Richard Donovan, the first marathoner at both the North and South Poles, and athletes from around the world at the North Pole Marathon on April 16. Running on ‘water,’ the pack ice in the high Arctic Ocean, is an experience of a lifetime and an adventure itself.

The Explorers Club, an international multidisciplinary professional society founded in New York City in 1904, awards the expedition its Flag #61. With the goal of promoting scientific exploration of land, sea, air, and space by supporting research and education in the physical, natural and biological sciences, the Club occasionally grants one of its well-traveled flags to expeditions of merit.

For additional information on the NORTH expedition, visit the website youngexplorer.org, send an email to daphne@youngexplorer.org or call +1 646.484.8826.

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Daphne Liu
North Pole Young Explorers
646.484.8826
daphne@youngexplorer.org