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

Friday, October 15, 2010

Webinar: Benthics in Antarctica

Join us for upcoming real-time events with PolarTREC teacher, Tina
Sander, and scientists looking at the benthic, or seafloor dwelling
organisms, in Antarctica! Participants will learn more about the unique
ecology of the sea floor and how scientists are studying this unique

These events are hosted through the PolarTREC PolarConnect (formerly
Live from IPY!) program, and participants will have a chance to learn
from the scientists, ask questions, and chat with others during the

Wednesday, 20 October 2010
10:00 AM ADT (11:00 AM PDT, 12:00 PM MDT, 1:00 PM CDT, 2:00 PM EDT)

Wednesday, 17 November 2010
3:30 PM ADT (4:30 PM PDT, 5:30 PM MDT, 6:30 PM CDT, 7:30 PM EDT)

Friday, 3 December 2010
9:00 AM ADT (10:00 AM PDT, 11:00 AM MDT, 12:00 PM CDT, 1:00 PM EDT)

Registration: To register for any of these free events and to receive
instructions on how to join, go to:

For more information about the science that Ms. Sander is involved in,
please read her journals at:

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