One of SCAR’s primary goals is “to communicate scientific information about the Antarctic region to the public.” Communication is essential in all aspects of SCAR’s work, to ensure that scientists, policymakers and decision makers understand the significance and value of SCAR’s activities and are willing to support them. SCAR also aims to inform the wider public about Antarctic issues.
Links to websites with educational resources can be found in Frequently Asked Questions.
RESOURCES PRODUCED BY SCAR
The SCAR film "Peace and Science" gives an insight into the important work of SCAR, and specifically its three Scientific Research Programmes (SRP), and the vital scientific questions they address. Produced and directed by John Weller.
SCAR Animation "Our future depends on us: Antarctic Climate Change and the Environment" summarises key messages from our report "The Antarctic Climate Change and the Environment: A Decadal Synopsis and Recommendations for Action" (ACCE Report). The full report and an accompanying infographic are available via the SCAR Library.
- pdf Antarctic Climate Change and the Environment: A Decadal Synopsis and Recommendations for Action (15.16 MB)
- image Antarctic Climate Change and the Environment: A Decadal Synopsis and Recommendations for Action - Infographics (2.76 MB)
From the Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowships:
- 'Drawing South’: Timelapses of Antarctic drawings
- The Antarctic Art of Stephen Eastaugh (exhibition catalogue)
From the Natural History Museum:
- Wildlife Photographer of the year, filtered by location for Antarctica
Artist: K.A. Colorado
Educational posters featuring Antarctic wildlife, produced by the Instituto Antártico Chileno (INACH):
- Alone in Antarctica, Felicity Aston
- Antarctic Atlas: New Maps and Graphics That Tell the Story of a Continent, P. T. Fretwell
- Antarctica: An Intimate Portrait of the World's Most Mysterious Continent, Gabrielle Walker
- Antarctica: Earth’s own ice world, Michael Carroll, Rosaly Lopes (NSF fellows)
- Frozen- accompanies the David Attenborough BBC Frozen Planet documentary, Vanessa Berlowitz, Alastair Fothergill
- Lost Antarctica: Adventures in a Disappearing Land, James McClintock
- Madhouse at the End of the Earth, Julian Sancton
- Polar Resource Book: An International Resource for Education and Outreach, produced by Polar Educators International
- The Continent of Antarctica, Julian Dowdeswell, Michael Hambrey
- El Viaje de Farfar, Jose Maria Sobral
- Estudios de Derecho Antártico, Luis Valentin Ferrada
- As aventuras do Grande Papu, Sandra Freiberger Affonso e Flavia Sant´Anna Rios (Portuguese)
- Antártica, Ártico e Mudanças Climáticas, Sílvia Dotta et al. (Portuguese)
- Urso-Polar come Pinguim?, Sandra Freiberger Affonso e Flavia Sant´Anna Rios (Portuguese)
Books for children:
- Antarctica Day resources from Our Spaces, including download link for Celebrating Antarctica, a book about the Antarctic Treaty for young audiences and available in multiple languages.
- Free downloadable children's books from JOIDES Resolution
- Shackleton’s Journey, William Grill
- Shipwreck at the bottom of the world, Jennifer Armstrong
- Sophie Scott goes South, Alison Lester
- Arte Mini-Doku “Antarktis - Die Begehrlichkeiten nehmen zu | Mit offenen Karten” (in German and French, mentions Cornelia Lüdecke’s Book “Germans in the Antarctic”. Available in German and French
- BBC Frozen Planet, available on BBC iPlayer
- BBC Planet Earth, Episode 6: Ice Worlds, available on BBC iPlayer
- Ice People: documentary about the Dry Valleys.
- Communication & Educational resources from DEEPICE Program
- BAS polar webcams
- Ice Flows game about ice flow in the Antarctic & Greenland
- Italian National Antarctic Museum 3D gallery
- The UK Antarctic Heritage Trust ‘Antarctica in Sight’ website contains videos, podcasts, and other resources along their three themes: Human endeavour: courage and exploration; Climate: scientific legacy; and Geopolitics: exploitation to preservation
- US National Science Foundation and US Antarctic Program Antarctic Animals trading cards and telescopes of the South Pole infographic
- Expedição Antártica 2.0, educational videogame (Portuguese)
- Baleias Jubarte e Espécies de pinguins, educational videogame (Portuguese)
- InterAntar Educational games and puzzles (Portuguese)
- InterAntar 3D Simulation: Antártica Testemunha do Tempo (Portuguese)
Podcasts and Audio
- A Voyage to Antarctica podcast
- Antarctic Report Podcast
- Antarctica, An Absent Presence: an annotated audio-journal of field recordings captured in Antarctica by sound artist Philip Samartzis (Australian Antarctic Arts Fellow). Available in English and French
- APECS Polar Times podcast
- Curiously Polar
- Jasveen Brar: Pushing for polar awareness, My Ocean podcast
- UK Antarctic Heritage Trust podcast: A Voyage to Antarctica
101 Perguntas sobre Regiões Polares, audiobook (Portuguese)
- Urso-Polar come pingium?, audiobook (Portuguese)
Tools for Educators
- Antarctic curriculum curated by the American Museum of Natural History
- Antarctic Glaciers is a leading educational website about glaciers and glaciation in Antarctica and beyond. It includes a number of educational resources for a range of ages
- Antarctic lessons plansfrom Miami University Department of Zoology
- Antarctic Glaciers StoryMap series targetting the Antarctic Biome curriculum (UK key stage 3/4, age 14+). There is an accompanying scheme of work for teachers for each storymap and an accompanying invited article in Teaching Geography. The StoryMaps were co-created with pedagogical and educational experts, and were supported by wide-ranging experts and scientfic consultants.
- British Antarctic Survey Educational Resources, award-winning educational resources for teachers and students that are curriculum-relevant
- Classroom Antarctica resources produced by the Australian Antarctic Division, with lessons plans aimed at grades 3 - 8.
- Classroom activities from JOIDES Resolution
- Discovering Antarctica: a collection of recourses on ecosystems, governance, tourism and science, curated by British Antarctic Survey, the Foreign & Commonweatlh Office and the Royal Geographical Society
- Fathom Antarctica: a project by Kirsten Carlson, sharing Antarctic-inspired SciArt projects
- Glaciers Online, a collection of resources including on Antarctic geology, the McMurdo Ice Shelf, and Antarctic Peninsula. Glaciers online offers photos and summary explanations concerning glaciers from all over the world. Glaciers online is a joint project of Jürg Alean, Kantonschule Zürcher Unterland in Bülach, Switzerland, and Michael Hambrey, Centre for Glaciology at the Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom.
- How do we know what we know from ice coring?
- How does melting ice affect sea level? (Demo)
- The Important but mysterious Antarctic krill, article in Frontiers for Young Minds, produced by Sumeon L. Hill and Sally E. Thorpe (British Antarctic Survey)
- Polar Resource Book: An International Resource for Education and Outreach, produced by Polar Educators International. Available in print or as a digital download
- Portuguese Polar Portal, with resources for educators and YouTube videos
- Resources from the Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modelling Project, sponsored by the US National Science Foundation.
- Resources on comparing the Arctic and Antarctic
- The Guardian’s Antarctica news coverage
- UK Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) factsheets for educators
- UK Scott Polar Research Institute Learning Resources
- Which types of polar ice melt increase sea level?
- World Albatross Day resources
Distance learning courses for teacher training in Portuguese:
'Peace and Science' gives an insight into the important work of SCAR, and specifically its three Scientific Research Programmes (SRP), and the vital scientific questions they address. Produced and directed by John Weller.
'Our future depends on us' shares key messages from our 2022 'Antarctic Climate Change and the Environment' Report.
In 'Antarctica Matters' our SCAR Executive Director Dr Chandrika Nath talks about her fascination with the frozen continent and take us through the ways in which its environment is changing and what this means for our future on this planet.
- A little story about climate change
- Antarctic science and history video series (Portuguese)
- Australian National Antarctic Programme YouTube channel
- BAS videos for children
- British Antarctic Survey YouTube Channel
- Cruise Cruise Baby (Life as a marine biologist)
- 'Icebergs Alive' animation showing Antarctic iceberg flux and provenance
- Polar Seas: Beneath the Ice
- The Arctic vs the Antarctic by Camille Seaman (on Ted-Ed)
- What if all the ice melted on Earth? (Arctic focus)
- Seabird Sentinels: The Seabird Sentinels Project (British Antarctic Survey)
- Seabird Sentinels: Threats to Seabirds (British Antarctic Survey)
- Seabird Sentinels: Making fisheries safe for seabirds (British Antarctic Survey)
- Seabird Sentinels: How bycatch occurs (British Antarctic Survey)
Antártica ou Antártida Channel for teachers and non-specialized audiences (InterAntar, Portuguese, English, Spanish and LIBRAS)
Antártica ou Antártida Channel for children and adolescents, TikTok series (InterAntar, Portuguese)