The Endurance22 expedition will obtain Attain the World’s 2022 Cronkite Award for Excellence in Storytelling on the Annual Profit in New York Metropolis on July 20, 2022.
The Endurance22 expedition, an initiative of the Falklands Maritime Heritage Belief, enabled tens of 1000’s of scholars across the globe to take part within the historic discovery of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s misplaced ship, Endurance.
A world crew of explorers boarded South Africa’s icebreaker ship, SA Agulhas II, in February 2022 in what was referred to as ‘the best wreck hunt of all time’.
They travelled to Antarctica’s Weddell Sea to find, survey and movie the shipwreck. They engaged college students each step of the best way by Attain the World’s digital alternate programme.
The expedition’s dedication to storytelling and training made it attainable for a brand new technology of scholars, together with these in communities which will expertise isolation or exclusion, to attach with Ernest Shackleton’s legacy of management, draw inspiration from world-class explorers and expertise the Antarctic setting.
‘From the day I based Attain the World virtually 25 years in the past, it has been my mission to incorporate all youth within the thrilling, empowering narratives of explorers,’ Attain the World’s Government Director Heather Halstead stated earlier than praising the expedition.
‘Walter Cronkite, a member of our founding Board, cared very deeply about this mission. Nobody could be extra excited than Mr Cronkite to honour the Endurance22 expedition this yr. Their dedication to storytelling guided each side of the expedition, main not solely to a very historic discovery but additionally to a spirit of inclusion that’s unparalleled within the historical past of exploration,’ Halstead added.
The expedition additionally embraced new types of storytelling to succeed in audiences of all ages throughout the globe. Working with expedition media companions Little Dot Studios, Historical past Hit and Consequential, the unfolding story of the expedition was shared in real-time by way of TikTok, YouTube, Fb, Instagram and podcast ‘Dan Snow’s Historical past Hit,’ partaking tens of millions of individuals.
The media crew additionally filmed for a long-form documentary, which can air on Nationwide Geographic and Disney+.
Donald Lamont, Chairman of the Falklands Maritime Heritage Belief, will settle for the award on behalf of the Endurance22 expedition crew throughout the occasion.
‘I’m each flattered and humbled by this nomination. And I’m notably delighted that it embraces those that performed such necessary roles onboard S A Agulhas II, together with her Grasp and crew. I thank Attain the World and the members of its Board for this recognition of what we’ve got achieved in a real spirit of cooperation,’ Halstead stated.
Endurance was discovered after 100 years on the backside of the Antarctic sea