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LIVE Webinar: Chat with Antarctic Researchers, 12/16/21 7pm EST

Join Rutgers oceanographer Oscar Schofield as he chats with researchers aboard the Nathaniel B. Palmer as they study the marine ecosystems of the West Antarctic Peninsula. Learn how the West Antarctic Peninsula has changed over the past several decades and how these changes affect life at every level of the food web, from tiny crustaceans […]

LIVE Webinar – Science Research on the Ice

  Especially for Middle School and High School Students! Thursday, May 6, 2021, 7-8pm ET   Don’t miss the chance to meet three amazing scientists who conduct research at Palmer Station, Antarctica. You’ll have a chance to hear first-hand about their experiences, and be able to submit questions about polar science and how to get […]

Digital Earth Academy: Ice – Sign up for this LIVE Virtual Program

Late-breaking news:  We just learned about this FREE virtual field trip (via ZOOM) being offered by the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.  The program is open to classes that meet virtually or in-person. Digital Earth Academy:  Ice Tuesday, February 9 10am MT or 1pm MT Prepare for a trip to Himalayan glaciers, chilly fjords, […]

Educator Webinar – Plunging into our Polar Seas

The National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) has announced a special polar science webinar series aimed at middle and high school educators focused on the 2021 NOSB competition theme, Plunging Into Our Polar Seas.   Enhance your awareness and understanding of topics such as: the vital role the poles play in regulating climate; thermohaline circulation and deep-ocean currents; increasing levels of […]

Happy Antarctica Week 2020!

  In honor of Antarctica Day (December 1), our colleague Kasey Walsh has been posting a new blog each day focused on long-term data trends as observed at Palmer Station.  Kasey was part of the Palmer LTER team last winter and is able to share a personal perspective, too! Check out the series at Antarctica Week […]

PhenoCam Teacher Workshop – Using webcam data to explore climate change – Thursday 10/15/20

Introducing a new way to teach about climate change from local to continental scale: PhenoCams! Learn how to use real time and long-term scientific data generated by web-cameras called PhenoCams.  Installed in diverse ecosystems throughout North America (forests, deserts, cities, mountaintops, coastlines, and prairies), data from these webcams help make sense of how climate change […]

Connect Your Students with Scientists in Antarctica

This winter, we are excited to offer two opportunities for you to connect your classroom with scientists in Antarctica: I.D. Antarctica and Palmer LTER Video Teleconferences. I.D. Antarctica:  Help polar scientist Andrew Corso identify the “mystery creatures” that he encounters during his cruise along with West Antarctic Peninsula starting in mid-January. This opportunity is open to […]

PolarTREC 2019-2020 Program – Applications Now Due for Teachers and Researchers

You’re invited to participate in this exciting professional development and collaboration! The goal of PolarTREC (Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating) is to invigorate polar science education and understanding by bringing educators and polar researchers together.  PolarTREC is currently accepting applications from both educators and researchers for the 2019-2020 program. Educators:  Applications for a field-based research […]

Spring 2018 Data Stories Webinars

The Polar-ICE team is excited to announce the Spring 2018 Data Stories webinar series.  Topics include the effects of a warming Arctic Ocean, changes in Arctic vegetation, and the impact of rising ocean temperatures on icefish. Geared towards teachers in grades 6-9, Data Stories are easy-to-use, 5-minute interactive online stories focused around engaging students with real-world data. Join us […]

Animals of the Ice – Video Collection

NOAA’s Ocean Today program is promoting one of their most popular Full Moon collection of videos for you and your students: ANIMALS OF THE ICE  Watch them run, swim, slide, waddle, and fly. They are animals of the ice – and how they survive in the harsh extremes of the polar regions is amazing.

Rutgers Roommates Head for Antarctica to Study Climate Change

Taylor Dodge and Rachael Young, Rutgers University-New Brunswick seniors, are friends, roommates, South Jersey natives – and headed to opposite ends of Antarctica this field season for separate research projects to gather data on the effects of climate change. Dodge and Young met as first-year students in the oceanography class taught by Rutgers University-New Brunswick […]