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

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Polar Week in March, and Canadian Geographic IPY issue

7. The last in a series of polar days and polar weeks will take place from March 15 to 19. Coordinated by the International Program Office, the theme for the week is  What Happens at the Poles Affects Us All.
“March Polar Week will be an opportunity for researchers, educators, early career scientists, and students from across the globe to celebrate the partnerships, outreach, and scientific outcomes IPY has enabled regionally, nationally and internationally. It will also provide the IPY community with a chance to generate excitement as they prepare for the IPY Oslo Science Conference June 8-12, 2010.”  More information on Polar Week will become available as we get closer to the event at:

8. Canadian Geographic: Special Arctic International Polar Year (IPY) Issue - January/February 2010  "The January/Febr uary 2010 issue of Canadian Geographic contains a polarpalooza of stories, ranging from an intimate portrayal of life at the Yukon's Kluane Lake Research Station to a profile of a student geographer from Labrador on exchange in Norway. We shine a spotlight on the largest ever Inuit health survey and the mysterious disappearance of mercury from the atmosphere when the Arctic sun rises. It's all part of our crucial quest to understand the North".

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