Antarctica Day

Antarctica Day Flags

Following the 2009 Antarctic Treaty Summit and the creation of the Foundation for the Good Governance of International Spaces, a K-12 project emerged with drawings of Antarctic flags (without national themes) from children in more than thirty nations. Their flags have been flown in Antarctica on research expeditions since 2010 with photographs and certificates returned around the world annually, involving many educational organizations. Inspired by their own flags in the context of the 1959 Antarctic Treaty “with the interests of science and the progress of all mankind” – the children wrote a book illustrated with their flags. This book – CELEBRATING ANTARCTICA: A TREATY PROTECING A CONTINENT – has been translated into 23 languages that are open to download.