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Antarctica Week, 3-7 December 2018 Columbia University is  offering schools an opportunity to talk to a ‘polar expert’ at 10am and 11am local time for around 45 minutes. More details of how it will work are on the ITGC website .     

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PolarTREC 2019-2020 Program – Applications Now Due for Teachers and Researchers

You’re invited to participate in this exciting professional development and collaboration! The goal of PolarTREC (Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating) is to invigorate polar science education and understanding by bringing educators and polar researchers together.  PolarTREC is currently accepting applications from both educators and researchers for the 2019-2020 program. Educators:  Applications for a field-based research […]

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Spring 2018 Data Stories Webinars

The Polar-ICE team is excited to announce the Spring 2018 Data Stories webinar series.  Topics include the effects of a warming Arctic Ocean, changes in Arctic vegetation, and the impact of rising ocean temperatures on icefish. Geared towards teachers in grades 6-9, Data Stories are easy-to-use, 5-minute interactive online stories focused around engaging students with real-world data. Join us […]

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Animals of the Ice – Video Collection

NOAA’s Ocean Today program is promoting one of their most popular Full Moon collection of videos for you and your students: ANIMALS OF THE ICE  Watch them run, swim, slide, waddle, and fly. They are animals of the ice – and how they survive in the harsh extremes of the polar regions is amazing.

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Rutgers Roommates Head for Antarctica to Study Climate Change

Taylor Dodge and Rachael Young, Rutgers University-New Brunswick seniors, are friends, roommates, South Jersey natives – and headed to opposite ends of Antarctica this field season for separate research projects to gather data on the effects of climate change. Dodge and Young met as first-year students in the oceanography class taught by Rutgers University-New Brunswick […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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