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International Polar Days
A great way for educators and the public to get involved in IPY
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International Polar Days

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Every three months we focus on a specific aspect of polar research. These days (and weeks) include virtual balloon launches, activities for teachers, multi-lingual educational flyers, press releases, focus on relevant IPY science projects, contact to IPY scientists, live web and video connections to the polar regions and experts, and local events and activities around the world.

Find Out More:

March 1st, 2007: Global Launch of IPY

September 21st 2007: Sea Ice
sea Ice, marine life, changing climate

December 13th 2007: Ice Sheets
ice sheets, traverses, expeditions, adventure

March 12th 2008: Changing Earth, Past & Present
ice, climate, oceans, paleoclimate, Earth history

June 18th 2008: Land and Life
permafrost, terrestrial biodiversity, hydrology, snow

September 24th 2008: People
social sciences and community engagement

December 4th, 2008: Above the Poles
astronomy, meteorology, atmospheric sciences, observation from Space

February 25th 2009: IPY Celebrations
Throughout February 2009, IPY researchers are sharing their experiences and making themselves available for interview. On February 25th the ‘State of Polar research’ report will be released by the IPY Joint Committee.

IPY Science Focus
Latest media and links from IPY projects

March 17th 2009, and throughout that week!: Oceans and Marine Life
marine biodiversity, physical oceanography

Polar Weeks (pdf) provides a short timeline of activities planned for October 2009 and March 2010.

October 2009 Polar Week: What happens at the Poles Affects Us All

March 2010 Polar Week: What Happens At The Poles Affects Us All

More About International Polar Days:

The International Polar Year 2007-8 is a large international and interdisciplinary coordinated research effort focused on the polar regions.  An estimated 50,000 participants from more 60 countries are involved in research as diverse as anthropology and astronomy, health and history, and genomics and glaciology.  This fourth IPY was launched in March 2007, and will continue through early 2009.  During this time, a regular sequence of International Polar Days will raise awareness and provide information about particular and timely aspects of the polar regions. The Polar Days will include press releases, contacts to experts in several languages, activities for teachers, on-line community participation, web-conferencing events, and links to researchers in the Arctic and Antarctic.  For more details, or to get involved, please email the IPY Education and Outreach Coordinator (ipy.ras@gmail.com).