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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

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

Don't Forget the Rubber Ducky: Search for Arctic Hydrothermal Vents Inspired by Infant's Bath

3/10/2008 Rob Reves-Sohn, a Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution geophysicist, drew initial inspiration for a 2007 Arctic research cruise that sent robots under the ice from his infant daughter's bath toys. More

An Interview with Scientist Ludovic Bariteau of the Southern Ocean Gas Exchange Experiment

3/10/2008 A researcher with the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environmental Sciences, Bariteau is sending home weekly dispatches From the Southern Ocean. He also recorded a video segment before he left about his preparations for the Antarctic. More

March 12 "Live from IPY Event" to Mark International Polar Day

3/10/2008 On March 12, 2008, PolarTREC (Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating in the Arctic and Antarctic)--a NSF-funded program of ARCUS--will host a Live from IPY event as part of the International Polar Day. More

From the Blogosphere: The Southern Ocean Gas Exchange Experiment

3/10/2008 Read dispatches from NASA-, NOAA-, and NSF-funded researchers at sea about doing science while living daily life in one of the Earth's most extreme environments. So what exactly is the "House of Pain" or the "Oracle of Delta"? More