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

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

More about IPY Sea Ice Day September 21: Launch a Balloon!

A lot of information about Sea Ice is now available at: This includes: * information about over 30 projects studying Sea Ice, * contact to experts around the world * information about current expeditions, * background information * activities for teachers, students, and science centres * links to good sources of images and further resources Flyers are available for download from the Sea Ice Educators page in Chinese, Dutch, Finnish, Swedish, French, Portugese, Japanese, German, Inuktitut, Russian, Danish, Icelandic, Malay, Polish, Spanish, and Norwegian. You can also "launch a virtual balloon" to show your involvement or interest in this event. It's quick, easy, and fun. Direct details can be found at We hope to see balloons going up around the world,- from schools, scientists, education centres, homes, interested public, artists, photographers, and more... This also helps us to learn more about who is interested in IPY, and what you might like to know more about in the future. We know that people's schedules are busy, so feel free to launch a balloon any time from now on,- the map is now live! To keep in touch with future IPY events and activities, please consider subscribing to one of our discussion groups: open discussion space and announcements: specifically for teachers: monthly reports only (no discussion) IPY in Geobrowsers See you on the Map! For more information, contact: Dr Rhian A Salmon IPY Education and Outreach Coordinator +44 (0) 7711181509 AIM / skype: rhiansalmon International Polar Year:

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