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, December 12, 2007


Antarctica: Life on the Ice” (Travelers’ Tales) Book Tour Free TeleWebcast with Susan Fox Rogers (Editor) and Contributors LIVE FROM ANTARCTICA! Date: Thursday, December 13th Time: 5pm PST / 8pm EST To Register, go to:

Take this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to put your questions about this fascinating, forbidden place to Susan Fox Rogers, Editor of “Antarctica: Life on the Ice” (Travelers’ Tales, 2007) and several of the book's contributors including researcher Katy Jensen, and former representative from the National Science Foundation, Guy Guthridge, as well as penguinologist David Ainley, and IT expert Karen Joyce who will be joining us LIVE FROM ANTARCTICA. Register Now to be a part of this free TeleWebcast at: (Feel free to pass this on to a few friends, family members or colleagues) “Antarctica: Life on the Ice” (Travelers’ Tales, 2007) is a collection of riveting stories written by scientists, professional writers and other individuals who tell their tales about what it’s like to live and work on the Ice. “Antarctica” has been selected for inclusion for the Polar Project through IPY, The International Polar Year program which focuses on the Arctic and the Antarctic from March 2007 to March 2009. SUSAN FOX ROGERS’S lifelong fascination with Antarctica began during her childhood as she listened to her father’s stories about the South Pole. Rogers has read nearly everything about Antarctica, and she finally had her chance to live and work on the Ice when she spent six weeks at McMurdo Station as part of The National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers Program. Learn more about Susan Fox Rogers and her work at Penguinologist, DAVID AINLEY, has made at least 28 trips to Antarctica to study the fate of the Adelie penguins. He will be calling in from Cape Royds. KAREN JOYCE, one of the funniest storytellers on the Ice, has spent sixteen seasons in Antarctica and seems to know just about everything that has and is occurring on the Ice. She will be calling in from McMurdo Station. KATY JENSEN, a scientist sent by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to monitor things that might affect the Earth’s atmosphere, has spent more than four years on the Ice, including three winters at the South Pole. GUY GUTHRIDGE – meet the man behind the National Science Foundation’s Artists and Writers Program. Join us for this rare opportunity. Register at: By the way, “Antarctica: Life on the Ice” would be a great gift for yourself and your adventurous friends. Buy a couple of books when you register or while you’re participating in this great TeleWebcast!

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