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, June 2, 2009

Witness the Arctic Online issue available

Spring 2009, Volume 13, Number 2 To view articles or to download a PDF file of this issue, please go to: -------------------- Dear Subscribers to Witness the Arctic, With the current issue, ARCUS has changed the format of Witness the Arctic. To provide more frequent updates and reduce printing and mailing costs and associated environmental impacts, the newsletter will now be distributed online in three or four shorter issues per year, depending on newsworthy events. Subscribers will receive an e-mail when each issue has been released, with a link to the online content. The feature article in the current issue is by Mead Treadwell, the chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, on how the International Polar Year has heightened awareness of arctic issues beyond the research community. You may view individual articles or download a PDF file of this issue at: For further information or to subscribe, please go to: For suggestions about the new format or article ideas for future issues, contact me at ARCUS ( Sincerely, Alison York Witness the Arctic Editor

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