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

Monday, October 20, 2008

IPY and the 5th World Environmental Education Congress | Earth, our common home

5th World Environmental Education Congress | Earth, our common home:

Polar Year partners and circumpolar environmental educators are encouraged to consider participation at the World EE Congress in Montreal next May. There is a specific symposium planned for IPY and Polar Issues. Please distribute to EE partners in other circumpolar nations!! "The International Polar Year Canada is a circumpolar nation and participant in International Polar Year research and celebrations. This symposium provides an opportunity to invite environmental educators from other circumpolar nations to present their work (all strands), and to bring circumpolar perspectives into discussions. But this is also an important opportunity to initiate and foster North-South dialogues around one or more of the 3 congress questions." Call for papers Deadline October 30