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Palmer Long Term Ecological Research Polar Blog

This year the Palmer LTER Education & Outreach Program launches Changing Your Latitude – an interactive blog expanded this year to include posts from researchers at Palmer Station and then later aboard the 230-foot icebreaker Laurence M. Gould. The Blog
You can track the ship, explore the environment with Google Earth, view more photographs and enjoy videos. Educators can download newly designed instructional materials that parallel the scientific research and encourage students to post questions directly to the scientists.

Teacher Workshop at the International Polar Year Science Conference

Teachers are invited to an International PolarTEACHERS conference in Oslo, Norway, on June 6-12, 2010. The conference is part of and will be held in conjunction with the International Polar Year Oslo Science Conference.

Application Deadline:
January 20, 2010.

For more information or to apply, visit Polar Teachers, or contact Polar Teachers coordinator Karl Torstein Hetland  at karlth@online.no

Webinar: Ocean and Climate Change

The CARE (Connecting Arctic and Antarctic Researchers and Educators) Network announces an upcoming live webinar From the Tropics to the Poles — What the oceans have to tell us about climate change, Monday November 9,  2 PM Alaska Standard Time [3 PM PST, 4 PM MST, 5 PM CST, 6 PM EST]. Join this 1.5 hour long special online seminar for educators, researchers, and upper level students. Learn more about climate change from researchers Sam Bowser (Wadsworth Center) and Mark Leckie (University of Massachusetts). Also presenting, teachers Tina and Bob King will be sharing activities and teaching techniques related to this important research. More information about the seminar (i.e. agenda, website links, and discussion questions) will be sent after registration.
For more information about this seminar contact Janet Warburton <warburton@arcus.org.> or Kristin Timm <kristin@arcus.org>.