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On Thin Ice in the Bering Sea
The 'Thin Ice' team will be sending us the details of their adventure.
Polar Oceans: Biological Ocean
Polar Oceans: Physical Ocean
Polar Oceans and Art

Related IPY Projects
IPY projects looking at Polar oceans.
Flyers: In many languages
Download an activity flyer in your language
Meet The Scientists
Profiles of researchers and other IPY participants. Several are happy to be contacted.
Links and Resources
Links to organisations related to Polar Oceans.
About International Polar Days
Learn about past and future Polar Days.

Activities and Events:
Educational Activities
Marine Biodiversity, physical oceanography & more!
LIVE Events
Join researchers in the Antarctic and Arctic through live web events
What's On
Find out about local activities in your area
Launch a Virtual Balloon
Add your balloon to a map of people marking International Polar Day.

Press resources:
Press releases and images
Press releases and images for downloading.

Polar Oceans: Live Events

Polar Oceans activities are occurring around the world during the last two weeks of March 2009. This includes live events connecting researchers in the field to classrooms on every continent, local events at science centres and museums, and lectures and schools visits by polar researchers.

Jill Zamzow

Two events have been specifically developed for teachers, members of the public, and classes around the world who will join remotely. Download this flyer listing these events. All you need to join is internet and speakers. These are:

Tuesday March 17th, UTC 1600
Alaska 0800, Pacific Daylight Time 0900, Central Daylight Time 1100, Eastern Daylight Time 1200, Rio de Janiero, Brazil, 1300, UK 1600, Europe 1700
a) videoconferencing - contact {Krisit Skebo,} for technical details
b) live webcast and textchat - requires Quicktime or Windows Media Player.
Download joining instructions.
Duration: 60 - 90 minutes

Wednesday, March 25th, UTC 1800
PolarTrec “Live From IPY!” webinar connecting students to the polar regions.
Technology: computer with internet and speakers or phone.
Alaska 1000, CA 1100, Chicago 1300, NYC 1400, Chile 1400, Sao Paulo 1500, UK 1800, Europe 1900, NZ 0700
Duration: 60 - 90 minutes
Contact: {Kristin Timm,}