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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…
Wave-carved Iceberg, Western Antarctic Peninsula

#Science Literacy Week and Polar ICE

Check out our new guest blog post on the Arctic Relations website. This post is in support of #Science Literacy Week.  
Zooplankton predator-prey, Antarctica

MOSAiC Webinar Series

Teachers, bring the unprecedented science and adventure of the ongoing MOSAiC expedition, one of the most extensive Arctic research expeditions ever conducted, into your virtual classrooms with new resources (e.g., virtual tours, tracking apps,…
A map of Adelie and Gentoo penguin tracks off the coast of Palmer Station, Antarctica

SWARM Data Activity #5

What can penguins teach us about the ocean? You can also download this activity as a Word Doc: Data Swarm Activity #5. In our previous dispatches, we shared the data and technologies allowing us to understand how the ocean conditions are…
Echosounder data from offshore Palmer Station showing about 1 month of data

SWARM Data Activity #4

Seeing with Sound in the Palmer Deep You can also download this activity as a Word Doc: Data Swarm Activity #4. In the last dispatch, underwater glider data revealed the temperature, salinity and chlorophyll levels below the surface of…
Scientists deploy a Slocum Glider off the coast of Antarctica.

SWARM Data Activity #3

Diving into the Palmer Deep You can also download this activity as a Word Doc: Data Swarm Activity #3. In the last dispatch, CODAR data revealed ocean surface currents within the foraging area of the penguins of Palmer studied in the…

I.D. Antarctica – Home at Last

Land ho! Pictured above is the first bit of South America we saw from the ship. After a remarkably smooth crossing of the Drake Passage, we made it back to Punta Arenas, Chile. It’s not always so smooth, though! This Quicktime video…
A surface current map from offshore Palmer Station collected by Codar HF-Radars.

SWARM Data Activity #2

Where will the current take us? You can also download this activity as a Word Doc: Data Swarm Activity #2. In out last dispatch, we shared an overview of our SWARM research project. This week we are going to focus on an important measurement…
Adelie penguin colony, Antarctica

I.D. Antarctica #5 – Answer

Hello! I hope you all had a fun time trying to identify these sea birds.  I'm sure you realized these are penguins - were you able to identify the species?       This is an adult Adélie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae)…
Zooplankton predator-prey, Antarctica

APPLES – Arctic Plants Phenology Project

Attention Polar Educators - Please consider applying for the Arctic Plants Phenology (APPLES) project. See attached flyer.  Deadline is February 24, 2020. 2020 APPLES Workshop Flyer
Bird and Chicks, Antarctica

I.D. Antarctica – Week #5 Mystery Creature

Greetings from Antarctica! Sadly, we are heading back to Chile later this week. Our last stop is at one of the three Antarctic bases operated by the United States called Palmer Station, on the Western Antarctic Peninsula. It is a very cool place…
Zooplankton predator-prey, Antarctica

I.D. Antarctica #4 – Answer

Hello! I hope you all had a great week. We had a chance to see some beautiful icebergs. Of all the scenery down here, they are definitely my favorite. Waves carve away the ice to create unbelievable structures.     So,…