This is a very cool contest (worth about $25,000) open to Canadian teachers and professors (except in Quebec). The winner will join author and environmentalist Robert Swan on his November trip to Antarctica. To enter, you need to write a 500 word essay on why you want to go and how you would incorporate what you learn on the trip into your classroom. You have until September 4th to enter. You can find all the details and entry forms here.
Swan has personally walked across Antarctica and he is passionate about promoting the continent's preservation against the perils of climate change. His new book, Antarctica 2041: My Quest to Save the Earth's Last Wilderness will be published in October.