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, April 28, 2010

Feedback Needed - Animated Graphics about Polar Research

Feedback Needed - Animated Graphics about Polar Research Hello to Everybody, In December 2009 we started a little outreach project under the direction of Dave Carlson, which intends to make research outcomes more available and transparent for the general public (see the attached short description). In the content of this project we are especially interested in how to present scientific results to children and students in order to raise their awareness and to get them interested in nature. To get more information about the needs and interests of students, teachers and schools we provided an ‘IPY Questionnaire for Teachers’, which should serve to collect this, information. As your knowledge from the IPY Teachers group is very important for us, we would really appreciate it, if some of you could find the time and fill this questionnaire online at out until the 11th of May, and/or maybe forward it also to your colleagues! Thank you very much for your cooperation Inga May