My Explorer Journal
Kia ora young explorers!
Join Antarctic Heritage Trust on a voyage of discovery to Antarctica created by Inspiring Explorer Anzac Gallate by downloading a copy of My Explorer Journal for free, printing a copy, and using it with the Antarctic Heritage Trust’s AR app.
Watch augmented reality and 360° videos come to life off the page by scanning codes throughout the booklet with the AR app! Learn about Antarctic history, its brave first explorers, and unique wildlife, as you log your own explorer journal entries.
Download the app for free from Google Play or the App Store
The application is only available on surface tracking Augmented Reality compatible devices, visit our store pages on your device to see if your device is compatible.
Schools can ask their IT team to get the app via Apple School Manager and mobile device management for free.
Watch our video about how to use the app
Meet the Creator of My Explorer Journal
My Explorer Journal was created and illustrated by 20-year-old Anzac Gallate, one of Antarctic Heritage Trust’s Inspiring Explorers™. Anzac took part in the Trust’s Inspiring Explorers Expedition™ to the Antarctic Peninsula in March 2020.
Inspiring Explorers Expeditions™ provide opportunities for young people to challenge themselves in Antarctica and the polar regions, connecting young people with the legacy the Trust cares for and encouraging them to embrace that same spirit of exploration. They also create a platform to share inspiring stories and experiences with their communities and the Trust’s global audience.
Anzac’s My Explorer Journal is one of the most exciting and creative outreach projects delivered by the Trust’s Inspiring Explorers™ so far. Working with the Trust’s team, and production company Staples VR, Anzac’s project will enable school students everywhere to embrace the spirit of exploration through the future focused lens of augmented reality.
Anzac is currently studying marine biology at the University of Otago, and he blends his scientific mind with his creative mind for this project, sharing the importance of Antarctica to the world alongside stories of the early polar explorers and their work furthering science and exploration on behalf of humankind.
Learn more about Inspiring Explorers Expeditions™
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