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Polar Data Stories

Data + Polar Scientists + Something cool to share = Polar Data Stories

We work to make polar science interesting and digestible to teachers and students in grades 6-9. We partner with polar researchers to identify compelling stories that can be told through narrative interactive visualizations.

We will be releasing the Data Stories Series during the 2017-18 academic year.

  • Each month we will host a 60 minute webinar to launch the Data Story of the month, introduce the scientist, and dive into the data and content a bit deeper.
  • A few weeks later we will post on the Polar-ICE Facebook page responses to the open-ended questions at the end of each Data Story.

Come join us on the journey and dive in to learn more about the poles!

Date Scientist(s) Pole Topic
Jan 3, 2018 Dr. Josh Kohut Antarctica Oceanic Features: Where, When, & What impact to animals? (earth science, abiotic/biotic interactions)
Feb 7, 2018 Dr. Matt Druckenmiller Arctic What are the effects of a warming Arctic? (earth science, atmosphere/ocean interactions)
Mar 7, 2018 In development Arctic In development (life science, vegetation)
Apr 4, 2018 In development Arctic In development (life science, animals)
May 2, 2018 In development Antarctica In development (life science, genetics)

Each Data Story is built around a research-based approach to helping students learn with data. [Kastens, Krumhansl, & Bake (2015), Kastens & Krumhansl (2016)]

Polar-ICE Data Stories

What are those whales doing? (Nov 2017)

November 1, 2017 Webinar with Dr. Ari Friedlaender – Resources

How and why are glaciers changing over time? (Dec 2017)

December 6, 2017 Webinar with Dr. Ellyn Enderlin – Resources