How does polar exploration in 1845 connect to the present?

The disappearance of Sir John Franklin and his crew during his expedition in search of the Northwest Passage and the recent discoveries of his ships, the HMS Erebus and Terror, provide many interesting modern day opportunities for learning.

While you explore this section you can:

  • learn about how today's science relates to the Franklin expedition
  • meet experts in the field
  • find out about the Franklin museum network; and
  • discover online resources available to teachers and students