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, November 30, 2009

IPY events on the horizon

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Hello everyone,
Hope your November has gone well.  I’m send out a quick email that outlines some of the IPY activities that will be happening nationally and internationally over the next six months or so for your information. There will be more information available about the Canadian IPY early results workshop available soon.


Bob Van Dijken
Yukon IPY Coordination Office
Council of Yukon First Nations

Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS)
IPY International Early Career Researcher Symposium
Victoria, B.C. Canada
Dec. 4 – 8, 2009
More info

6th Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM2009)
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Dec. 8 – 11, 2009

Canadian International Polar Year Early Results workshop
February 16 – 18, 2010
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Details available soon on the Canadian IPY website

International Polar Week
March 15 – 19, 2010
 focus on local community-building activities, will connect new and existing partners in science outreach

State of the Arctic Conference
Miami, Florida
March 16 – 19, 2010

IPY Oslo Science Conference
Polar Science - Global Impact
Oslo, Norway
June 8 – 12, 2010
If you are interested in submitting an abstract for consideration as a presentation or poster the online submission form is now available.  The deadline for submission of Abstracts is January 20th

IPY Teachers conference in Oslo
Date: 6th-7th June 2010  (Teacher workshop) 8th-12th June (IPY Oslo Science Conference)
Place: Oslo, Norway
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?
Teachers and educators worldwide including pre-service teachers

How to register?
To participate in the PolarTEACHERS conference you need to register and apply. There are two ways to be selected:
·         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.
·         Write an application describing how you plan to use polar science in your classroom.

Selection of participants
Criteria for selection:
Quality of the abstract for EOC session or the implementation plan for use of polar science in an educational setting Quality of application Geographic distribution of participants Different educator categories

If you are not selected for the conference, you can still participate at the IPY-OSC 2010. You will then have to pay full registration fee and accommodation costs.

Conditions for selected participants
Reduced registration fee of 230 EURO (full registration fee is 460 EURO)

This fee covers accommodation from Saturday June 5 until Saturday June 12. The fee also covers two dinners as well as breakfast and lunch from Sunday to Saturday. Participants will also receive a copy of the new IPY resource book, Polar Science and Global Climate.

NOTE! You must be willing to share rooms with 1 to 3 persons. It will not be possible to pay extra for single rooms. If you want another accommodation you must organize and pay for it yourself.

Travel support to teachers from outside Europe

Maximum number of participants to be selected: 120                                     

Abstract submission deadline                  January 20, 2010
Acceptance of abstracts/applications           February 15, 2010
Acceptance from selected participants       February 25, 2010  
Registration deadline for the conference    March 8, 2010

Learn more about the PolarTEACHERS programme

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