Entries by Janice McDonnell

Polar Educators Unite at the AGU Meeting 2017

PolarTREC is highlighting some great events at the upcoming AGU conference in New Orleans December 11-15, 2017 Here is a list of interesting events: ARCUS has a number of Arctic focused events that you might also be interested in, including a reception and member meeting, as well as posters, sessions. If you are attending and […]

Hunt for Meteorites in Antarctica

Juliane Gross, Associate Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Rutgers-New Brunswick, will spend several weeks in one of the world’s most desolate places collecting meteorites – which can provide clues to how our solar system evolved, how planets formed and how meteorite impacts could affect our future. You can access a article about Juliiane […]

Win a Climate Grant with Project Polar Bear

#ProjectPolarBear is an international competition for middle and high school student groups taking action to fight climate change. Teams compete by creating a plan for a project that will help reduce reliance on fossil fuels and engage their communities. This can be a new project or a proposal to continue an existing project. Students and […]

Arctic Future Podcast on World Ocean Radio!

This week’s audio episode of World Ocean Radio entitled “Arctic Futures, Part One” is now available online Part one of a four-part series on the Arctic. In this episode, host Peter Neill examines governance, oversight, resources, and the conditions and challenges facing the Arctic. He describes the work of the Arctic Council, an eight-nation consortium […]

Attention Classroom Educators!

Our Antarctic research team needs your classroom’s help!  We are using satellite images to find Weddell seals in Antarctica. This ongoing project needs many eyes to search the images and find the seals.  It’s easy. All your students have to do is mark the images ‘seals’ or ‘no seals’.  We will ask for  your help to count […]

Attention Polar Scientists

Do you have a science story or example that connects to any of the polar literacy principles? Call for Ideas for Polar Literacy Media: Polar ICE wants to illustrate these principles with stories and examples told by scientists that we will audio record and edit down to be used in presentations for educators and researchers […]

Drones at the Long term Ecological Research (LTER) at Palmer Station

The Duke University Marine Lab is the first to win Federal Aviation Administration certification to operate scientific drones and provide training.  Dr. David Johnson, assistant professor of the practice of marine conservation ecology at Duke University, has found that drone technology allows his research team to collect huge volumes of data from remote or extreme […]


California student scientists knock it out of the park!

There was a buzz in the air as the students talked through how the ecosystems of Antarctica had changed over time. Were we witnessing a class report on Antarctica that they had looked up on google? No! On February 24, 2017 we were at the Student Polar Research Symposium (SPRS) at California State University Monterey […]

Video Teleconferences from Palmer Station

Connect Your Students With Scientists in Antarctica Participate in an opportunity to virtually join in the Long Term Ecosystem Research (LTER) program with a polar scientist.   Students will engage in a 30-minute virtual scientific briefing and discussion with an LTER scientist. Students will learn about Antarctic food web ecology and how scientists are conducting […]

EARTH Workshop in Monterey CA!

EARTH 2017 will be July 16-21, 2017 in Monterey, California. The focus will be on polar research as we are partnering with Rutgers University and CSUMB on our joint NSF Polar-ICE grant. We are adding the C-DEBI group as well so there’ll be some extreme environment topics. If you are interested in participating in 2017: All […]

You’re the Expert is Coming to Rutgers University

Live Taping of NPR Show You’re the ExpertJoin us for a fun filled evening of comedy and fun.  The guest of the show will be Dr. Oscar Schofield, Co-PI in the LTER program and Professor, Rutgers University.Click Here to Register! Aparna Nancherla is a comedian and writer based in New York City. She has written for […]