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…

On Board with MOSAiC: How an Arctic Research Expedition Can Engage Students in Earth’s Systems Thinking

Brought to you by NMLSTA and the NSTA Middle Level Teaching Committee Join us for our next Webinar featuring MOSAiC Curriculum Developer Jon Griffith February 18, 2021: On Board with MOSAiC: How an Arctic Research Expedition…
Icebergs in Antarctica

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:…

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…
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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…
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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.  

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…