Participate in a real-time videoconference with a scientist at Palmer Station, part of the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) network. Your students will engage in a 30-minute virtual scientific briefing and discussion with an LTER scientist live from Palmer Station on the West Antarctica Peninsula. Students will learn about Antarctic food web ecology and […]
Check out the latest Arctic Futures podcast from World Ocean Radio. In this episode, host Peter Neill discusses the melting of sea ice, its causes, the adaptation of native Arctic people, and the potential for future exploitation and passage as sea ice continues to recede.
Maris Wicks is a talented cartoonist and writer that is working on a nonfiction comic book about Antarctica. She spent much of this past field season in Antarctica “having experiences that enhance and contribute to the comics that I make.” Please check out her amazing work for an inspiring example of science informing art. photo from Maris […]
The Polar-ICE team is excited to announce the launch of Data Stories and an accompanying webinar series. 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 each month for a kick-off webinar to meet the polar research scientist, learn about the Data Story and […]
#ProjectPolarBear 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 or a proposal to continue an existing project. Students and […]
This week’s audio episode of World Ocean Radio entitled “Arctic Futures, Part One” is now available online Part one of a four-part series on the Arctic. In this episode, host Peter Neill examines governance, oversight, resources, and the conditions and challenges facing the Arctic. He describes the work of the Arctic Council, an eight-nation consortium […]
Our Antarctic research team needs your classroom’s help! We are using satellite images to find Weddell seals in Antarctica. This ongoing project needs many eyes to search the images and find the seals. It’s easy. All your students have to do is mark the images ‘seals’ or ‘no seals’. We will ask for your help to count […]
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 […]
Scott Doney recently joined the UVA Department of Environmental Sciences as Professor of Environmental Change. He introduces himself to the UVA community in this blog post, which places his research into the context of studying the impact of climate change. Enjoy!
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 […]