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Air New Zealand lucky travelers loved ‘No Ordinary Assignment’

Air New Zealand winners Marli Lopez-Hope & Michael Armstrong
Air New Zealand winners Marli Lopez-Hope & Michael Armstrong
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Today Air New Zealand released the video where they offered one lucky traveler a chance to join National Geographic photographer and passionate environmentalist, Jason Edwards on assignment to Antarctica. This awesome opportunity for the fortunate person to work side by side with Jason had such an exceptional response, that two lucky people got the chance to join Jason on assignment.

Marli Lopez-Hope, a student filmmaker from Australia, and Michael Armstrong, a kiwi and recent Msc graduate from Florida State University were the winners of a trip of a lifetime. Check out the video here.

The winners experienced this once in a lifetime Antarctic adventure:

Week one: Their Antarctica experience began at the International Antarctic Centre in Christchurch, New Zealand. They spent time learning about the bigger environmental picture and why Antarctic research is so important. They visited New Zealand Antarctic research facilities and met key research partners.

The expedition: They spent about 14 days learning more about scientific research by observing the people involved - experiencing all the fascinating aspects of Antarctica life along the way. Anchored at New Zealand’s Scott Base, they split their time between documenting the work on the Ross Ice Shelf and environmental research teams. From measuring ice thickness to studying the unique Antarctic eco-systems, they discovered how the data collected today is being used to understand the importance of Antarctica and the effects that changes here will have on the rest of the world.

Now watch more of their adventure and hear their thoughts here.

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