Entries by Janice McDonnell

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 […]

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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 […]

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MTS/IEEE OES OCEANS ‘16 K-12 Workshop

September 17, 2016 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 cutting edge polar science research. The objective of […]

Polar ICE is funded!

The Polar Interdisciplinary Coordinated Education (ICE) program — an integrated education and outreach program designed to provide public access to the Antarctic and Arctic regions through polar data and interactions with the scientists — was funded by the National Science Foundation’s Office of Polar Programs! Polar ICE will focus on creating communities of practice among […]