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 27, 2008

Upcoming IPY activites....

Here are some upcoming IPY related activities that you might be interested in learning more about: 1. International Polar Year Focus Day - 18 June 2008 2. PolarTREC Teachers in the Arctic starting June 1 3. Summer Course for K-12 Teachers on Climate June 25-27, 2008 4. Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists website *************************************************************************** 1. Celebrate the International Polar Year by joining others across the globe on June 18, 2008. The focus will be on Land and Life in the Polar Regions. There will be several live events and opportunities to talk with polar researchers. For more information about the various events, check out Be sure to sign up for the North American Live from IPY event on June 18! More info about the event and to register at 2. Starting June 1, teachers will be traveling with researchers to various locations in the Arctic. Follow them on their expeditions as they work along side researchers and learn about polar research. Anyone can read the journals, view photos, and ask the team questions online at the PolarTREC website, Be sure to join a Live from IPY event and hear about the research first-hand! 3. Understanding the Role of Permafrost in a Rapidly Warming Climate is a K-12 teacher workshop, June 25-27, 2008, in Fairbanks, Alaska. Contact Tohru Saito or visit the website for more information <>. 4. Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists - a website with blogs and webcasts from scientists in the Arctic and Antarctica. Check it all out at:

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