The Mobile Antarctic Classroom
The Antarctic Environmental Science and Sustainability Bus
Bringing Antarctica to You!
Antarctica holds the key to understanding Earth’s past climate and is crucial in understanding its future.
Research in Antarctica and the Southern Oceans is helping us to discover answers to some of the Earth’s most pressing questions.
The Foundation’s Antarctic Environmental Science and Sustainability Bus is on tour around Australia helping students and teachers foster an interest and understanding of Environmental Science.
Donated to the Foundation by Charles Lindall, an avid Mawson follower, the converted Toyota Coaster, has been fitted out with the assistance of a grant from the Federal Government’s Protecting National Historic Sites Programme.
It is part of the Foundation’s school education programme which includes visits by children to the Mawson’s Huts Replica Museum and the Australian Antarctic Festival held in Hobart every two years.
The presenters are David London, a member of the Mawson’s Huts Foundation conservation expedition in 2008-9, who spent six weeks photographing and working on the historic huts at Cape Denison and David Dieckfoss, a qualified Antarctic Science Educator with over 30 years of experience developing and delivering science engagement programmes for schools, universities and research organisations.
Student Programs (1-2 hrs)
Primary or secondary focus
Interactive and engaging programmes of Antarctic environmental science. Demonstrations, experiments and activities for students of all ages and grades. Topics covered include ocean acidification, atmospheric physics, geology, climate change and biodiversity.
COST: Each session $150 plus $5 per student.
(Minimum number 80 students but smaller schools are encouraged to join together for a booking).
Teacher Programs (1-2 hrs)
Following on from the Student Program, an additional professional development program for teachers can be provided.
The Teachers Program includes a session on using science, experimentation and activities to jumpstart student engagement and enquiry skills. The session aims to promote confidence in enquiry-based learning and to equip teachers in the teaching of environmental sciences.
COST: $300 per session, unlimited number of teachers.
Become involved and support our work
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.