Teens for Antarctica Preservation

Antarctica is a remote, frozen land at the southern-most point of the earth. It has no native people, few natural resources and a harsh climate yet it is very important for understanding how our world works. Antarctica’s 14 million sq. km (about 1.5 times the size of the United States) are mostly covered in ice. It is the coldest, windiest and driest continent on earth. Antarctica has no formal government. A treaty known as the “Antarctic Treaty System” governs it.

Antarctica provides scientists with a unique view into the earth’s past. Scientists can study the 4 km thick ice sheet for clues to what our climate was like over the last 1 million years! Scientists in Antarctica have made big advances in the study of the human impact on the natural world.

Map of Antarctica

Teens for Antarctica Preservation (TAP) is committed to ensuring that Antarctica remains an untouched natural wonder and important environmental laboratory. We work to make sure that researchers use high environmental standards so that they have the smallest possible impact on Antarctica’s fragile environment.