International Polar Year, or IPY (2007-2009) is by far the most exciting international scientific and educational opportunity of this century. For the next two years, all eyes will be focused on the physical, social and human dimensions of our planet's polar regions. Watch this blog for news related to Canadian outreach and education efforts related to IPY. Of particular interest to educators! Note: This blog is created independently of any official IPY organization

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Announcing the YahooGroups list on IPY Outreach, Education and Training

Here's the description of the group. You can sign up at This is a forum for Canadians interested in participating in outreach and education activities around International Polar Year (2007-2009). The intent is to foster communication, collaboration and coordination, and ultimately to get the message out effectively, and "the best bang for the buck" for our funders. We believe the Canadians we are hoping to reach -- students, teachers, and the broader public -- will be best served if they receive consistent messages and materials, and in a coordinated consistent manner. We invite anyone with intentions to do IPY outreach to join in the discussion, particularly if you are planning to seek funding under the Canadian government's International Polar Year training, communications and outreach program. On this list/site: - tell us about your project, how others might help - share IPY news, success stories - discuss new intitiatives - how can we create a comprehensive program - create links, store files for others to view.

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