Inspiring Explorers™ Education
The Trust works with partners to create and deliver rich and powerful content virtually and directly to New Zealand students through their classrooms and special exhibitions.
Sharing the stories of the early polar explorers and the legacy the Trust cares for in Antarctica, the programme educates students about our Antarctic heritage and its relevance today. The education programme gives young people the opportunity to learn about and develop an explorer mindset.
Utilising emerging technology such as virtual and augmented reality students have the opportunity to be transported to Antarctica and to learn about this special place, its history and importance to the world today.
Inspiring Explorers™ Education aims for diversity in the programme, reaching students throughout New Zealand across ethnic and socio-economic demographics, through school tours, exhibitions, and free online content.
Augmented Reality App
Antarctic Heritage Trust’s Augmented Reality (AR) app contains two unique AR experiences, Antarctic 3D Artefacts and My Explorer Journal.
Antarctic 3D Artefacts
With Antarctic 3D Artefacts you can gain insight into the first expedition to winter over on the Antarctic continent by examining objects left behind at Cape Adare by Carsten Borchgrevink’s 1898–1900 British Antarctic Expedition and Scott’s Northern Party expedition. These artefacts have been conserved by Antarctic Heritage Trust’s international team of experts.
My Explorer Journal
School aged explorers can also use the app in conjunction with a downloadable activity booklet, My Explorer Journal, to learn about the history of Antarctic exploration, Antarctic Heritage Trust’s Inspiring Explorers Expeditions™, and the Antarctic ecosystem, through augmented reality and 360° videos and photo galleries.
Hillary’s Hut – Antarctica
Virtual Reality Experience
Antarctic Heritage Trust invites you to explore Sir Edmund Hillary’s Antarctic hut through a new, ground-breaking virtual reality experience.
In partnership with Auckland University of Technology (AUT) the Trust has developed this virtual reality experience to celebrate New Zealand’s first presence in Antarctica.