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Antarctica

The Antarctica is a continent of superlatives.  The coldest, driest and windiest of all the continents.  Considered a desert, even though it is covered by a vast ice sheet and snow.  The continent has an annual precipitation of only 200 mm (8″) along the coast and less rain, inland.  Double the size of Australia, the Antarctica Continent covers the Geographic South Pole, one of the two axis of rotation intersecting the Earth.

Explore the continent with no permanent human habitation.  There are, however human settlements, where scientists and support staff live for part of the year on a rotating basis.

From the South African research station, Sannae, to the Ross Ice Shelf, the World’s largest body of floating ice, children will be so excited to learn about the continent of Antarctica.