Entries by Janice McDonnell

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 […]

Polar Day

Would you like to help celebrate Antarctic Day 2016 and decorate the Antarctic? Dates: Flags must be received by 30th October 2016, to reach the Antarctic by December 1st 2016. Contact: committee@polarnetwork.org for more information or questions.  Pictures and certificates will return mid March 2017. Purpose of Antarctica Day Flags 2016/2017: – Teach about Antarctica as a […]

Polar ICE is at NSTA Regional Conference – October 29, 2016

NSTA Regional: Minneapolis Polar ICE session (9:30 – 10:30am, Room 200D)  Polar-ICE is providing opportunities to expand teaching and learning innovations in middle and high school classrooms as well as enhance science communication. Funded by the National Science Foundation, Polar-ICE is connecting Polar scientists with educators and students through the use of data generated through […]

Project Polar Bear

Win a Climate Grant with Project Polar Bear Project Polar Bear 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 […]

Polar Film Festival

In celebration of Polar Week 2016, the US Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (USAPECS) is announcing the Polar Film Fest! This is a virtual film festival – everything is online and you can watch the films whenever and wherever you want. USAPECS assembled a set of short films (and some longer ones) for each […]

Professional Development Night at Rutgers University Tuesday October 18, 2016 5 pm – 8 pm

Long-term Ecological Research (LTER) Program We utilized the LTER children’s’ books the Lost Seal and Sea Secrets to explore a changing climate in Antarctica. Who Attended:  Twenty-eight NJ K-5 educators attended the workshop.  We worked with Filipa  Carvalho, a PhD candidate who has done extensive work in Antarctica.  Educators participated in hands-on activities and shared […]