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Antarctica Day is celebrated internationally on 1 December, marking the day of the signing of the Antarctic Treaty in 1959.

60 years ago, Antarctica became a continent dedicated to peace and scientific international collaboration!

Like every year, APECS joins our partners Our Spaces - Foundation for the Good Governance of International Spaces, Polar Educators International (PEI), and others around the world to mark this important milestone with fun activities.


Antarctica Day Activities 2019

For Antarctica Day 2019 the National Committees organized the following events:


Antarctica Day - booths and storytelling at RBINS of Bruxelles

1 December, Bruxelles, Belgium

apecsbelgium logoAPECS Belgium was at the Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences of Bruxelles all day to let people discover more about the white continent with plenty of activities. Visitors had the chance to get one of our newly released storybooks and to visit the Antarctic exhibition at the Museum!

See here the announcements: from APECS Belgium and from the museum

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