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Online Magazine for Elementary Teachers Brings Polar Issues Into Classrooms

3/25/2008 To fill a national void in the elementary school curriculum and capitalize on student interest in the polar regions, Ohio State University and the National Science Digital Library (NSDL) have launched a new online magazine for teachers. More

Live from IPY!: March 20 Webcast from the Bering Sea

3/18/2008 Join PolarTREC teacher Craig Kasemodel and scientists from the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Healy and the Bering Sea Ecosystem Change research cruise. Registration is required. More

NOAA Listens to Active Antarctic

3/17/2008 NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory Acoustics Project’s field research in Antarctica in 2005-06 resulted in new discoveries about the region's seismic activity. View a video by Oregon Public Television. More

Explore the NOAA Library's Extensive Collection of Rare Polar Books and Images Online

3/14/2008 The NOAA Central Library in Silver Spring is exhibiting some of its polar collection until March 2009, the official end of IPY. The catalogue and a searchable historical photo archive is available online. More

Arctic Wildlife Refuge Teems with Life, But Biologists Keep a Constant Eye on Population Health

3/10/2008 Ever wonder how many caribou live in the U.S. Fish & Wildife Service-managed Arctic National Wildlife Refuge? Or how the Dall Sheep are doing? Or how the musk oxen are getting on? It's all in the refuge's Summary of 2007 Survey Activities. More

Healy Sails to Begin Arctic Science Cruises Studying Walruses and the Bering Sea Ecosystem

3/5/2008 The nation’s largest icebreaker, USCGC Healy, left its home port of Seattle on March 6 to begin six months of scientific deployments in the Arctic studying the Bering Sea ecosystem. More