Antarctica: Valued, Protected, Understood – can you help us tell the story?
For the past six-decades, the New Zealand Antarctic programme has taken media, artists and educators to Scott Base to
tell the story of New Zealand’s role in Antarctica. Is it your turn to help us in that quest?
We’ve now opened applications for this once in a lifetime opportunity – to visit Scott Base during the Antarctic summer
of 2018/19 as part of our Community Engagement Programme.
This programme is an integral part of Antarctica New Zealand’s mandate to increase public awareness of the science and
operations in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. We’re committed to engaging with New Zealanders to highlight the
Government’s commitment toprotecting this unique environment.
“It’s important people understand that it’s not just an isolated continent but one of New Zealand’s closest and most
influential neighbours; what happens in Antarctica will impact the future of our planet” says Antarctica New Zealand
Chief Executive Peter Beggs. “That’s whywe’re collaborating with media, education experts, artists and writers to help
tell our story and make Antarctic science more relevant to the public.”
This programme encourages applicants to submit proposals of the highest quality. The opportunity to travel to Antarctica
is limited and highly prized.
“We aim to support innovative proposals which reach a large audience and align to Antarctica New Zealand's strategic
purpose - inspiring people to connect with Antarctica through knowledge and collaboration” says Megan Martin, Antarctica
New Zealand GeneralManager of Communications. “Antarctica New Zealand’s vision is for Antarctica to not only be valued
and protected, but also understood. This is your opportunity to demystify some of the most important and relevant
science on the planet.”
The Community Engagement Programme is open for applications until 12th November 2017. Information about selection
criteria and process is available at: