(c) Rodd Budd, Antarctica NZ Pictorial Collection: K082 06/07
Throughout the week of March 17th - 26th, the International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-8 will be celebrating its eighth polar day, this time focussing on 'Polar Oceans'. This includes physical oceanography and marine biodiversity.
These Days are designed as a way for the general public, teachers, and their classes to learn more about the Polar Regions and connect directly to polar researchers through simple, fun, and accessible activities.
We also encourage students to launch a virtual balloon once completing the activity: it's great fun watching balloons go up as classrooms around the world get involved.
Take a peek at some of the exciting highlights from classrooms, radio stations, field schools and public outreach sessions around the world by using the quick links at the bottom of this page.
The 8th Polar Day (topic: Polar Oceans) elicited so much interest that it turned into a full week of events that took place across the globe from some likely places such as Edinburgh, Winnipeg, and Nuuk, to some not so likely places like Brazil & Malaysia.
Download Google Earth for free and explore the polar oceans.
The 'Thin Ice' team will be sending us the details of their adventure.
Information for everyone:
IPY project that invovled polar oceans.
Profiles of scientists studying polar oceans.
Learn more about past and future polar days.
Information for educators:
Students and teachers talk to scientists at the poles, live.