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Smithsonian Institution Publishes Proceedings of International Polar Diving Workshop

10/17/2007 The Smithsonian Institution has announced the release of the Proceedings of the 2007 International Polar Diving Workshop, an IPY contribution from the polar scientific diving community. More

Pioneering Antarctic Discovery: The United States Exploring Expedition in Digital Form at the Smithsonian Institution

6/8/2007 The United States Exploring Expedition of 1838-42 was an American scientific milestone, not least because it penetrated Antarctic waters and proved that the landmass was a continent. More

Smithsonian Web Site Makes Curriculum Planning and Teaching Easier

5/15/2007 The Smithsonian’s gateway to more than 1,200 free educational resources--www.smithsonianeducation.org--now aligns those resources to state learning standards. A search under "Arctic," for example, turns up subjects from "Arctic Social Sciences" to an Arctic Wildlife portfolio. The site also includes a series of lessons for grades 3-8 called "Teaching from Objects and Stories: Learning from the Bering Sea Eskimo People." 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

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

Fact Sheet: Smithsonian Polar Research

3/15/2007 From the cultural heritage studies of the Arctic Studies Center to South Pole telescopes to curation of Antarctic meteorites to polar biology research at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, a compendium of polar science. More

A Friend Acting Strangely: The Arctic's Changing Climate

11/1/2006 Website with images and information from an exhibition developed by the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History. More