Frequently asked questions

What is Classroom Antarctica?

Please see About Classroom Antarctica for more information.

What can I get for my school?

We are able to provide teacher resource kits to Australian schools. The teacher resource kits consist of printed materials such as a map of Antarctica, brochures, booklets, stickers and more.

You can also arrange to borrow an 'Ice Box' Antarctic education resource [PDF] from the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery or access their online resources relating to the permanent 'Islands to Ice' exhibition in Hobart.

How do I request a teacher resource kit?

Email us using our online contact form and provide your name, school name, an address for the school and the class year. You will receive a reply letting you know when the kit will be sent.

Can my class do a video or Skype call to Antarctica?

We have partnered with the NSW Department of Education and Training to provide videoconferences for schools. Details of upcoming videoconferences will be provided here soon.

Can we email expeditioners at one of the Antarctic or subantarctic stations?

At each station, we sometimes have a volunteer education liaison who is happy to email a classroom from down south. However, this is entirely dependent upon availability and is at their discretion. Contact us using the online form and we will check if your classroom can be linked with an expeditioner. We request that no messages be sent by individual students, rather classrooms as a whole via their teacher.

Can my class send something physical to Antarctica (Flat Stanley, drawings, etc)?

We receive many requests for this type of communication from schools all over Australia and the world. We wish we had time to help everyone who writes to us, but unfortunately our expeditioners and other staff are very busy with Australian Antarctic programs. Australian schools can contact us if you would like to send an email to Antarctica instead.

I’m a student and I’m doing a project on Antarctica. Can I email you for help?

We ask that students do their own research at the Australian Antarctic Division website by browsing or using the search box at the top right corner of the home page.

Where can I find current news on Australia in Antarctica?

There are regular updates at the Australian Antarctic Division’s news page.

Each station has their own weekly news which is published each Friday, except on public holidays and in special circumstances.

There are also station webcams and videos available.

How do I contact Classroom Antarctica?

Please use our online contact form.

This page was last modified on July 3, 2014.