Visit the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge...via the Net

5/8/2007 Established in 1960 and managed by the U.S. Fish & Wildife Service, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge encompasses the traditional homelands and subsistence areas of Inupiaq Eskimos and Athabascan Indians. The 19.2-million acre refuge is home to an unbroken continuum of arctic and subarctic ecosystems. More

NASA's "Polar Express": A Multimedia Storehouse

5/7/2007 "NASA Polar Express" puts a storehouse of multimedia information about the poles of Earth, the moon and Mars--assembled from the agency's science and exploration programs--at your fingertips. More

National Marine Mammal Laboratory's Trove of Animal Images

5/4/2007 NOAA's National Marine Mammal Laboratory image gallery has collections of photographs and illustrations of "pinnipeds," the scientific name for seals, sea lions, and walruses, and "ceteceans" or dolphins, porpoises and whales to non-scientists. More

"Loose Tooth" Rift: Antarctic Iceberg Researcher Posts Video to YouTube

5/2/2007 The Amery Ice Shelf is East Antarctica's largest. The "Loose Tooth" is where a large iceberg is in the process of breaking away; Antarctica loses more ice this way than in any other. Studying rifting is crucial to understanding how the Antarctic sheets grow and shrink. James Behrens, of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego, posted this video taken in the field. More

Virtually Immerse Yourself in Alaska Native Cultures

5/1/2007 The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History has created a multimedia Web presence for its Alaska Native collections. The site has 360-degree views of artifacts, sound clips of native speakers and individual sections devoted to different indigenous groups. More

Reporting from the Field: News Media Bring IPY Home to Millions

4/20/2007 Many federal agencies enable members of the U.S. news media--in very limited numbers--to visit remote Polar research stations, ships and field camps to give the public a first-hand look at the taxpayer-supported science conducted there. More

Blogs, Podcasts, Live Chats, 'Webinars' and Other "Cool" Field Dispatches For and From Teachers and Students

4/19/2007 The global communications and technological revolutions of the past 50 years allow people worldwide to see and hear, in real time, science at the Poles. Join these "virtual expeditions." More

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Expeditions in the Arctic

4/18/2007 Woods Hole has published an interactive map of its Arctic field expeditions, many of which are federally funded. A simple click brings up detailed information about nine different research cruises. More

Wandering Wildlife: USGS Animations Show How Alaska Wildlife Migrations are Tracked…and Why

4/16/2007 Animated maps on the U.S. Geological Survey’s Alaska Science Center Web site allow you to see how migrations of polar bears, salmon, and seabirds are tracked by satellite and explain why tracking is an important conservation tool. More

Posters Available on Web

4/13/2007 Several federal agencies have printed posters to highlight various aspects of their IPY missions or research. Downloadable versions provide an easy way to obtain a classroom set or large number quickly. More
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