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The Mobile Antarctic Classroom

Interactive Antarctic and Southern Ocean science education

Bringing Antarctica to You

The Mobile Antarctic Classroom (MAC) is on tour around Tasmania helping school-aged audiences foster an interest and understanding in Antarctic and Southern Ocean science.

Sir Douglas Mawson was an Australian Antarctic scientist. Join us as we follow in his footsteps to explore the science of Antarctica.

School-Age Presentations
In the footsteps of mawson

We run interactive and engaging presentations of Antarctic and Southern Ocean science that incorporate demonstrations, activities, and a snow tent.

We cater to all school-aged audiences and adapt our content to each age group.

Topics: Australia’s Antarctic history; plate tectonics; magnetism; climate; Antarctic animals; biological adaptationsSouthern Ocean processes

TIMING: 1 hour per session

PRICE: $9 per participant + GST

Teacher PL Presentations
The Power of curiosity

We occasionally offer a PL session that can be included following a student program booking.

This session focusses on using science, experimentation and activities to jumpstart student engagement and enquiry skills. We aim to promote confidence in enquiry-based learning and to equip teachers in the teaching of environmental sciences.

TIMING: 1 hour

PRICE: $150 + GST

Please note: our ability to run this program is contingent on the availability of our PL presenter.

Tasmania 2024

The MAC is located in Hobart and will be available for Tasmanian bookings throughout 2024.

Find your council region below and submit an expression of interest form for a valid date:

  West Coast

  19th – 22nd March

  George Town, Launceston, West Tamar

  8th – 11th April

  Burnie, Central Coast, Devonport, Kentish, Latrobe

  6th – 10th May

  Circular Head, Waratah-Wynyard

  3rd – 6th June

  Glamorgan-Spring Bay, Sorell, Tasman

  17th – 20th June

  Northern Midlands, Southern Midlands

  16th – 19th September

  Central Highlands, Meander Valley

  21st – 24th October

  Break O’Day, Dorset

  11th – 14th November

  Brighton; Clarence; Derwent Valley; Glenorchy; Hobart; Huon      Valley; Kingborough

   We are available for bookings in these council regions on any Tasmanian             school term date, excluding those allocated to other council regions                     (above).


Submit an expression of interest form below.

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Help conserve Australia’s rich Antarctic heritage.

The Foundation is a not-for-profit charity seeking funds to promote and encourage public interest in the nation’s Antarctic history, including the conservation of Mawson’s Huts at Cape Denison, East Antarctica.

The Mawson’s Huts Foundation is a registered Deductible Gift Recipient with all monetary donations tax deductible.

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