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Smithsonian Team Studies Weddell Seal Pups

4/18/2007 Join a team of scientists from the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park in the first field season of a project to study how Antarctica's Weddell seals rear their young. 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

Borrow a Box of Polar Rocks for Classroom Use

4/13/2007 Funded by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Polar Rock Repository at the Byrd Polar Research Center houses Arctic and Antarctic collections. The repository also lends to teachers "rock boxes" containing samples of polar rocks and fossils and teaching guides aligned with national curriculum standards. 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

Teaching About the Cryosphere: A June Workshop at the Byrd Polar Research Center

4/9/2007 "Teaching About the Cryosphere" is a two-week teacher workshop on how scientists evaluate evidence of climate change. It will focus on research conducted at Ohio State University's Byrd Polar Research Center and by researchers at the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS). The workshop is supported by CReSIS and the National science Foundation. More

IPY Youth Steering Committee: Involving the Next Generation in Polar Research

4/5/2007 The IPY Youth Steering Committee (YSC) aims to ensure that youth are fully involved IPY. The Polar Network enables young researchers and global youth to communicate and collaborate. Jenny Baeseman, jbaesema@kent.edu, is the U.S. contact. More

Project Iceberg: Teachers in Antarctica as part of ANtarctic geological DRILLing (ANDRILL) project

4/4/2007 As part of an elaborate outreach program, the multi-national ANtarctic geological DRILLing project sent six teachers to Antarctica. They wrote blogs from the field and appear in video journals. More

Ice Core Lab a National Repository of Climate Data

4/4/2007 An ice core can contain detailed climate records extending back hundreds of thousands of years. Funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Geological Survey, the National Ice Core Laboratory stores, curates, and studies these cores. More

Polar Discovery: Bringing Remote Field Research Home via the Web and Science Museums

4/4/2007 A team from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution will visit the North Pole in April to tell the story of how science is done at the ends of the Earth. This will be the first of four such expeditions. More

The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists: a Forum for Fledgling Researchers

4/2/2007 The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists brings together young researchers and early career scientists and engineers with an interest in Polar Regions. More