Winter School

Winter School seeks to bring together New Zealand’s communications experts eager to tell the story of our changing climate. This boot camp on Antarctic research seeks to expand your knowledge, through presentations, discussions and hands on demonstrations, but also encourages you to help the science community with tricks and tools to get their story heard. The workshop’s primary objective is to support communicators in playing an active role in demystifying Antarctic science to the public.

Applications for Winter School 2019 have closed

What to expect

Each year a different theme is discussed to build on the existing knowledge of the key stakeholders and communicators, giving them confidence to lead public conversations about the challenges faced by Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.
The programme is designed to be interactive, with ample time for questions and discussions. We will use hands on demonstrations to illustrate key concepts. Expect a little homework in advance of the workshop – the more you understand in advance, the greater the quality of discussions.
Expect a small group (around 20) of talented people to be part of this experience. Learn from some of the top minds of New Zealand Antarctic Research and share your insights to overcoming the challenge of communicating complex ideas to everyday New Zealanders. This meeting of minds offers a unique opportunity to build relationships and share experiences.

Who should apply?
Media and influencers invested in understanding Antarctica’s role in the global climate system, ozone and climate change.
Those involved in or interested in policy development and communications around Antarctica, its atmosphere and climate change. Key stakeholders supporting the advancement of New Zealand’s leadership position in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.

How to apply
Register your Expression of Interest to comms.team@antarcticanz.govt.nz
In one paragraph explain why you are interested in Antarctic science and why we should choose you for Winter School. Include a brief introduction of yourself and how you could raise awareness and understanding of Antarctic science.