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Dr Mariëtte Wheeler, who has overwintered twice on Marion Island as an ornithological field assistant, organised an Earth Day 2022 event at Protea Heights Academy (PHA), where she currently teaches Life and Marine Sciences. The event was focused on creating Ocean Awareness among the learners and teachers. ALSA was invited to attend and exhibit at […]

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Anche Louw, ALSA’s Co-Investigator and Communicator, has completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Education in Further Education and Training Teaching (PGCE), at Stellenbosch University in 2021, which will be incorporated in the Antarctic Legacy of South Africa’s (ALSA) activities. This 1-year certificate requires students to do a two-week observation, at a school of their choice, […]


Marine Sciences is a new subject in the FET phase (Grade 10 to Grade 12), offered at a handful of South African public schools. One of the previous Marion Island overwintering team members (ornithological field assistant of the 61st and 70th Marion Island overwintering teams – M61 Team Photo and M70 Team Photo) and recipient […]


Expand the Knowledge of our Children. Day 2 takes our younger generation on a short journey to learn more about the Antarctic region and South Africa’s involvement. On Saturdays ALSA will try and expand our kidz knowledge of the world around them. ALSA compiled a activity booklet. This booklet can be used for different age groups. […]

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SIC2018, Stellenbosch University

We enjoyed our SIC2018 journey with 1st year BSc students at Stellenbosch University (SU). This year’s 1st Year BSc students completed a new compulsory module (Science in Context – SIC) where they had to choose a topic that will be researched, written up and presented. ALSA had the opportunity to propose 7 Antarctic (including sub-Antarctic […]


Promoting South Africa’s involvement in the Antarctic Region. Antarctic Legacy of South Africa (ALSA) will be supplying flyers to all interested Universities for Open Days. These flyers are to be placed at the University Departments or Faculties stalls with a current involvement in the Antarctic Region (including Antarctica, the Southern Ocean and the sub-Antarctic Regions […]


In December last year the Antarctic Legacy of South Africa launched a brand new edition of its Activity Booklet, especially for Antarctica Month, to create Antarctic awareness among the youth of South Africa. Included in this Antarctica Month Activity Booklet was a logo-design and colouring competition. The idea of the competition was to introduce children, […]

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Promoting South Africa’s involvement in the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic has become a great passion for ALSA. This involves communicating the science that is conducted in these regions. Children find it fascinating and we often get call-backs from teachers wanting to know more about the South African National Antarctic Programme (SANAP). We feel proud to bring […]

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On the 20th of December, the same day that the Akademik Treshnikov departed on the Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition (see more about this departure in the next article), we entertained children at the small amphitheatre of the V&A Waterfront. In order to create Antarctica month awareness, we continued the colouring competition, where children had to colour […]


The Antarctic Legacy of South Africa had a successful Antarctica Day on 1 December, when South Africa’s involvement in the Antarctic was shared amongst schoolchildren. Unfortunately the V&A Waterfront had some logistical problems, hence our planned Antarctica Day celebrations had to shift to school visits instead. In the end the day went well as we […]