The Mobile Antarctic Classroom
Bringing Antarctica to You!
Converting a bus into a mobile Antarctic classroom, has enabled the Foundation to take Antarctica to regional Australia.
The Foundation’s Mobile Antarctic Classroom has been developed to take Antarctica to the outback. Currently based in regional New South Wales the converted Toyota Coaster bus is touring schools and communities across New South Wales.
Donated to the Foundation by Charles Lindall, an avid Mawson follower, the bus 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 driver/lecturer is David London who as a member of the Mawson’s Huts Foundation conservation expedition in 2008-9, spent six weeks photographing and working on the historic huts at Cape Denison.
Through specially prepared visual presentations children are informed about some of the mysteries of the white continent. David will also be demonstrating how global warming can endanger and change oceans; secrets of the earth’s magnetic field and marine biology through simple eye-catching experiments.
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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.