Antarctica Day 2012

26 November 2012

Antarctica Day 2012
Saturday, 1 December 2012

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Organizers invite interested persons to join in the activities scheduled
for Antarctica Day, Saturday, 1 December 2012. This is the day when the
Antarctic Treaty was signed in 1959, and adopted "with the interests of
science, and the progress of all mankind."

The day is coordinated by the Foundation for Good Governance of
International Spaces ( in collaboration with
the Association for Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), PolarTREC, and
Polar Educators International (PEI). The effort endeavors to build a
broader network, raising awareness about Antarctica and celebrating the
success of the Antarctic Treaty.

A variety of activities are available:

- There will be a flag ceremony in Antarctica with Antarctica Day flag
designs made by students. Organizers hope to have representation from
many countries. Translations in 12 languages are available at: Anyone interested
can share the event with a local school, and there is a PowerPoint
presentation that will introduce the project to students, available at:
- You can launch a virtual balloon from wherever you are to show
appreciation for the Antarctic Treaty, or view others participating
around the world. To participate, please click on the link available
- A webinar with PolarTREC teacher Michael Lebaron will connect
classrooms to McMurdo Station, Antarctica for a live presentation. This
event can be joined virtually; for more information, please go to:
- Polar Educators International will release an Antarctica Day video on
Thursday, 29 November. Check the website for availability, at:

Other suggestions for participation are also listed on the websites.
Organizers request that anyone holding an event for Antarctica notify them
by emailing Julie Hambrook Berkman (

For further information, please go to:

For questions, please contact:
Julie Hambrook Berkman

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