Explore Sir Ed’s hut in 2023
The Trust continues to tour our ground breaking, fully immersive virtual reality (VR) experience of Sir Edmund Hillary’s Antarctic hut to schools, community venues and events around New Zealand, bringing Antarctica to thousands of Kiwis in a fresh and dynamic way.
Thanks to Auckland University of Technology, Dulux NZ, StaplesVR, Antarctica New Zealand and donors to the Inspiring Explorers™ Fund for their continued support.
New Public Engagement Officer
In addition to delivering the Hillary’s Hut – Antarctica Virtual Reality Experience, our education team inspire people with their presentations on Antarctica, Sir Ed Hillary, and his team’s work to further science and exploration as part of the Trans- Antarctic Expedition and International Geophysical Year.
We are delighted to welcome our new Public Engagement Officer, Adelma Matthews to the Trust’s education team. As an experienced educator with over 20 years of experience working in schools and with communities, Adelma is looking forward to sharing stories of Sir Edmund Hillary and the magic of Antarctica with communities around New Zealand.
During her time as a classroom teacher, team leader, deputy principal and resource teacher of learning and behaviour, she has championed the enthralling stories of the heroic-era of Antarctic exploration. With her keen appreciation for the environment, Adelma has also run various environmental groups within schools and is keen to ensure students appreciate the unique environment of Antarctica.
As a member of the Learning Through The Arts Committee, Adelma helped organise several national conferences around New Zealand, and ran various workshops for a wide variety of groups. She is looking forward to connecting with many different people through the Trust’s Inspiring Explorers Education™ programme.
In her leisure time, Adelma is a keen runner and biker, enjoying both road biking and mountain biking in all areas of New Zealand and abroad.
Contact us at email@example.com to book an in-person visit for your school or community group.
Students take part in the Trust’s Hillary’s Hut – Antarctica Virtual Reality Experience. © AHT
The Trust’s new Public Engagement Officer, Adelma Matthews.