Friday, September 14, 2012

POLAR WEEK 16-22 September 2012

The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) here is made up of many early career polar researchers who often work in isolation. Their major connecting point with others is through their website. What a great opportunity to join them for some great activities during Polar Week 2012 (below).

Join our bi-annual International Polar Week Celebration featuring a variety of presentations and activities September 16 - 22, 2012!
International Polar Week coincides with the fall equinox, one of two times a year when everyone on the planet gets 12 hours of sunlight. We want to celebrate on a global scale by focusing on the science being conducted in the Arctic and Antarctic. Inspired by the many great things that came out of the International Polar Year celebrations, we hope that the bi-annual Polar Week celebration will link people in polar science and polar education.
You can join the celebration in a number of ways
ENGAGE in a GLOBAL activity. Flakes, Blobs, Bubbles: An Ice Core Art Project explores how ice sheets and glaciers form as well as explores why and how scientists study ice. The project is available in several different languages. Participate in the biggest polar event of the year!
CONNECT to the POLES with researchers who are working the Arctic and Antarctic through real-time, interactive, webinar events. Multiple events are scheduled for participation from around the globe.
MAKE broader IMPACTS by joining scientists and educators in online discussions on how to bring the polar regions into the classroom and community.
ACCESS polar week ACTIVITIES and presentations online to share with a school or do in your own classroom.
ASK questions and have them answered by SCIENTISTS that work in the poles! We have over 40 scientist ready to answer your questions!
LAUNCH a virtual balloon and watch our learning community grow! 
LEARN about the current RESEARCH being done in polar education, and how you can get involved duing our discipline of the month webinar.
International Polar Week is brought to you through support from APECSARCUS, PEI, IASC, and SCAR. Thanks to all our supporters!
If you are interested in getting involved or learning more you can contact the APECS Education and Outreach Committee co-chairs, Heidi Roop (roop.heidi at and Teresa Valkonen (teresa.valkonen at

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