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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, […]

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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 […]

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This story bring together science and passion.. Stephen Peel of the Shackleton Brewing Company was on Seamester 2016. (Video available on Antarctic Legacy of South Africa digital  Archive) SEAmester introduces marine science as an applied and cross-disciplinary field to students. Its long‐term vision is aimed at building capacity within the marine sciences by co‐ordinating cross‐disciplinary research […]

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Miss Nicola Wilmot is Geography teacher at Sacred Heart College, who did her postgraduate studies through the South African National Antarctic Programme (SANAP) and visited the South African National Antarctic Expedition station (SANAE IV) during the 2016/2017 summer take-over. She has a passion for the Antarctic Continent and likes to inspire the youth at her […]

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South Africa’s sub-Antarctic weather station on Marion Island has joined with the station on Gough Island to help raise awareness of next year’s inaugural World Albatross Day on 19 June 2020 by displaying a banner. Both islands are inhabited by teams from South Africa’s National Antarctic Programme (SANAP) which include marine ornithologists who are studying […]

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The 2019 International Open Access Week (21-27 October 2019) theme is “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge”. The Antarctic Legacy of South Africa is pleased to say that our digital archive is open for all  to use. The ALSA archive focuses on preserving South Africa’s involvement in the Antarctic region, including Marion Island, Gough […]

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At its most recent meeting held in Brazil this May the international Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) agreed to initiate a World Albatross Day to aid in giving greater visibility to the conservation crisis that continues to face albatrosses and petrels.  The inaugural World Albatross Day is set to be celebrated […]

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2019 Heritage Month/Polar Week (23-29 September) APECS South Africa and ALSA presents 2020 calendars and a series of postcards, designed by APECS SA with the winning photos of the APECS SA Photo Competition launched during the March Polar Week. Photos were entered into the following categories: data, fieldwork, landscape and wildlife – within the Antarctic […]

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There are five official gateway cities to Antarctica from where ships and aircrafts travel to and from Antarctica. These cities are: Hobart (Australia), Punta Arenas (Chile), Christchurch (New Zealand), Ushuaia (Argentina) and Cape Town (South Africa). Currently a project called ‘Antarctic Cities and the Global Commons’ are studying the ‘relationship of three key Antarctic gateway […]