Speaker Topics: Antarctica Writer on Ice

In 2001, Hazel was awarded the Australian Antarctic Division Arts Fellowship and travelled to Casey Station on the ‘Polar Bird’ ice-ship. This visit has inspired a range of talks and presentations suitable for classrooms, clubs or conferences. 

  

Antarctica – That Cool Continent [suitable for kindergartens and primary school age children]

The Cool Continent Session covers  

  • Polar ships and ice-breakers.
  • From penguins to ‘ snotsicles’: the wildlife  and language of Antarctica
  • Icebergs and the natural environment
  • Living in Antarctica - jobs, roles and life on a remote ice station
  • Transport on ice - the special vehicles used in Antarctica
  • Reading and writing the picture book Antarctic Dad

Hazel also offers Antarctic classroom resources to complement a presentation. 

Click through to Teacher Resources to download the Antarctica resources.

 

From Bergs to Boffins, the Adventures of a non-Adventurous Writer on Ice [suitable for clubs, conferences and secondary school students]

The Adventures of a non-Adventurous Writer on Ice Session includes 

    • First hand experience as a female Antarctic expeditioner
    • Beset - what happens when your ship is stuck in ice
    • The Frozen Chosen - the realities and language  of daily life on an Antarctic station
    • From icebergs to penguins - the natural beauty of the icy frontier
    • Haggs, quads and dozers - the vehicles of the station

      Participants may choose to read the ‘Antarctic Writer on Ice‘ book or ‘Antarctica’s Frozen Chosen’ the Young Adult novel before or after the presentation.

      Recent Kindle books include  easy reading mystery Shooting Antarctica and Antarctic Dognapping about STAY, the last dog in Antarctica.

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      Contact and Bookings

      Contact Hazel for more details on booking an Antarctic Presentation. 

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