Frequently asked questions

What can I get for my school?

You can 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.

Can we email expeditioners at one of the Antarctic or sub-Antarctic 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.