Training Materials

Watch training videos

National Programme participants visiting the Dry Valleys are given training to help them minimise their impacts and comply with the Management Plan.

The videos linked below are a key resource in this training. They have been produced by USAP. Specific procedures may vary by national programme. Click on the title to open the video.

McMurdo Dry Valleys Training - Overnight Stays

The McMurdo Dry Valleys Antarctic Specially Managed Area (ASMA), supports many visitors and overnight stays each year. This video provides general guidelines for personal behaviour during overnight stays in the Dry Valleys ASMA. Topics include safety, camp protocol, keeping repetitive human activity to a defined area, eliminating the introduction of non-native speices, fuel and waste handling and more.

McMurdo Dry Valleys Training - Day Trips

The McMurdo Dry Valleys ecosystem contains irreplaceable geological and biological features that could be easily and irreversibly damaged by human activity. This video explains the different zones in the Dry Valleys, the restrictions in place at each, and expected conduct to be followed. Topics include safety, camp protocol, spill and release procedures, preventing the disturbance of natural features, and more.

A pocket-sized manual containing the ASMA Management Plan is produced annually. Use the contact form to request a copy.

Snowy Rock

Wright Glacier and Labyrinth, from Mount Thor. © Andris Apse, Antarctica NZ Pictorial Collection: K211 07/08