Other online resources

Close shot of a seal that has ice-coated eyebrows and whiskers
Seal with icy eyebrows (Photo: Kerry Steinberner)
Aerial shot of the sea meeting the vast, white, icy glacierThree expeditioners standing by quad bikes parked against a spectacularly large and glistening iceberg
Besides the sites listed below, other excellent sites are referred to in each unit of Classroom Antarctica when they are of use for particular activities.

Australian Antarctic Education sites

Home of the Blizzard contains detailed information about the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911 to 1914.

The CSIRO has developed a comprehensive site including:

Heard and McDonald Islands and Macquarie Island were both inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1997.

Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service's Macquarie Island gives comprehensive information on the island's management.

The Australian World Heritage Education Program provides information on Australia's world heritage, including Heard and McDonald Islands and Macquarie Island.

Antarctica and Sir Douglas Mawson [external site] provides a summary of Mawson's association with the Antarctic and Macquarie Island.

In the Footsteps of Sir Douglas Mawson at the South Australian Museum website explores the adventures, successes, science and achievements of Sir Douglas Mawson.

Discovering Antarctica is part of the Google Cultural Institute and it features highlights from the collections of the State Library of New South Wales.

International Antarctic education and information sites

The International Polar Foundation's EducaPoles page contains dossiers aim to help teachers introduce subjects such as the Polar Regions, climate and climate change, energy and biodiversity to their students.

Teachers' Domain Polar Sciences Collection launched in February 2008 for the International Polar Year (IPY) – the collection includes 20 resources, a lesson plan, and a student activity as well as other resources that complement these. The collection is funded by the National Science Foundation.

NASA's 'for educators' pages contain valuable information on Antarctica for all student levels and also has a students' section.

Education resources for teachers and students on snow and ice at the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre.

The Scott Polar Research Institute includes a marvellous picture library database with many works of art, historical photographs and a comprehensive Index to Antarctic Expeditions (historic and selected modern).

The Scott Polar Research Institute kids' pages features information on some polar explorers and animals, and a collection of polar jokes.

Secrets of the Ice from the Museum of Science is a great site that focuses on the geography of Antarctica and its importance as a scientific laboratory, with up-to-date information on current global change research.

Polar Conservation offers news and information on Antarctica and Antarctic-related topics.

A list of other Antarctic programs and organisations.

Private expeditions and personal accounts

Terraquest's Virtual Antarctica provides a good general overview of Antarctic ecology, history and science as well as journals of the Terraquest expedition and links to contemporary adventurers.

This page was last modified on 20 February 2003.