Oliver Goes to Antarctica

Oliver Pemberton Start Date: Nov 14, 2017 - End Date: Nov 13, 2018
  • Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina
  • Antarctica
  • Punta Arenas, Chile

My Travel Story

by: Oliver Pemberton Start Date: Nov 14, 2017 - End Date: Nov 13, 2018
Ever since I was a child, I have been extremely passionate about nature. A big portion of this passion is dedicated to birds. Penguins are my favorite birds, but I also love local birds. In Arizona, my favorite bird is the Inca Dove, but in my home state, my favorite bird is the American Robin. I am interested in studying abroad in Antarctica because it would give me the opportunity to see penguins in their natural habitat, but more importantly, it would give me the chance to research Antarctic life through first-hand encounters. I have always been extremely conscious of the serious nature of climate change and I am extremely interested in research and technology that could prevent or diminish climate change on a large scale. While in Antarctica, I will be able to study the effects of climate change with cutting-edge technology only available on the Frozen Continent. As part of my study abroad, I am required to write a research paper about something I studied during my time in Antarctica. I am extremely excited to learn about and research Antarctica and then share my findings with the world.
I understand that I am asking for a lot of money in this campaign, but I want to make it clear that I fully intend to work as hard as possible over the next year so that I can use my own income to fund my trip. I was encouraged to create this page for extra financial assistance, so I set my goal at a level that demonstrates the costs of my travel. I know that it is unlikely I will reach my goal through donations, but I wanted to keep that option available just in case I exceeded a smaller goal. As a reward for donating, I have gifts set up to deliver to my donors. I want to spread love, education, and positivity through my travels, and it is important to me that my donors feel appreciated.
I know that this is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I do not want to miss out on it. I fully intend to spend my time there wisely so that I can write a successful research paper. I would appreciate your support for my Antarctic journey so that I can have adequate funding to get to the site and have a fun educational experience.
  • Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina
  • Antarctica
  • Punta Arenas, Chile