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, November 17, 2009

Attend the Teacher Workshop at International Polar Year Science Conference in Oslo, Norway!

The International Polar Year (IPY), from March 2007 to March 2009, was a large scientific program focused on the Arctic and the Antarctic.IPY involved thousands of scientists from more than 60 nations in a wide range of physical, biological and social research. The IPY Oslo Science Conference (IPY-OSC 2010) will be the first major meeting of scientists to share results from IPY research. Education, outreach and communication (EOC) has been a central part of IPY and we would like to give teachers and other educators the opportunity to share their experiences. If you have not been involved in IPY, but want to use polar issues in your classroom, you are also welcome to participate.

If you are selected as a participant at the teacher conference you automatically become a participant at the science conference during the rest of the week. You are expected to attend both the teacher and science conferences. You need to arrive on June 5 and depart June 11 at the earliest.

When and Where:

The introductory part of the teacher conference will take place at The University of Oslo June 6 and June 7 2010. The science conference lasts from June 8 until June 12.

Teachers will attend the science conference and meet regularly during the week to share their experiences and ideas.

Who Can Participate:

It's wide open to teachers and educators worldwide including pre-service teachers.

How to Apply:
To participate in the PolarTEACHERS conference you need to register and apply. There are two ways to be selected:

1. Present a paper to one of the Theme 6 parallel session <>  in the IPY-OSC  2010 by submitting an abstract on a project or activity that you were involved in during IPY.

2. Write an application describing how you plan to use polar science in your classroom.

Check out the website to learn more!

Or, contact Louise Huffman
ANDRILL Coordinator of Education and Public Outreach 630-460-3688

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