Education

On the ice shelf, Jan 2022. Credit Ted Scambos On the ice shelf, Jan 2022. Credit Ted Scambos

Celebrate with our annual ITGC Antarctica Festivals

ITGC hosts the annual Antarctica Festival, celebrating the 1 December 1959 signing of the Antarctic Treaty with a series of educational talks and activities for students of all ages. Join us for the event, which coincides with the first week of December.
Students at College View Elementary School Students at College View Elementary School

Ask a Scientist 2021

Have you ever wanted to ask a scientist your questions about Antarctica? As part of our Antarctica Festival in December 2021, we asked people around the world to send us our scientists questions about Antarctic science, wildlife, careers, and more. Their questions covered everything from how scientists from different countries collaborate, to what the future holds for Antarctica! Our researchers provided answers to their questions. You can visit our Ask a Scientist page to read the questions and the answers!

Celebrating 60 Years of the Antarctic Treaty

On December 1, 1959, the Antarctic Treaty was signed by twelve nations to set aside all of Antarctica “forever to be used exclusively for peaceful purposes in the interests of all mankind.” Beginning in 2010, Antarctica Day was established to commemorate the treaty as an event to promote global awareness of this collaborative treaty that set aside 10% of the Earth’s surface and inspire peace and hope for future generations.
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Thwaites-Explorer online interactive tool for web browsers

Thwaites-Explorer is an online interactive tool for exploring Thwaites Glacier and learning about why it is the focus of our research.

Antarctic Field Updates

Educators! Our "Antarctic Field Update" education series helps keep you and your students informed about current research in the Amundsen Sea, Antarctica, from our scientists onboard the Research Vessel Nathaniel B. Palmer as they study ocean characteristics near the Thwaites Glacier.

Overview Infographic of International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration

Educational infographic - Issued by NERC and NSF, this provides an overview of what ITGC scientists are doing, and why.


From the National Snow and Ice Data Center

Icelights: Antarctica - These articles answer your burning questions about the frozen continent.


From the British Antarctic Survey

Discovering Antarctica - Designed for students of all ages, this resource is packed full of interactive features, downloads, lesson-based activities, worksheets and teacher notes