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, January 30, 2008 | News, search and shopping from the Houston Chronicle | News, search and shopping from the Houston Chronicle: "Research means cold cash / Barrow, Alaska, bustles as more scientists visit By TOM FOWLER Staff BARROW, ALASKA - As kids in this remote Arctic Ocean town, Lewis Brower and his friends caught lemmings and sold them for a quarter apiece to researchers who fed the rodents to the snowy owls they were studying. Today, as station manager for the Barrow Arctic Science Consortium, a nonprofit logistics business that supports the scientific community, Brower's work is about a lot more than pocket change. Last summer the consortium helped more than 300 visiting scientists and scholars with their work...(more)

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