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APECS International Polar Week Spring 2017 will be from 20 - 26 March 2017!

Theme: People of the Poles: Human Use and Appreciation of Earth's Polar Regions

APECS is hosting the International Polar Week from 20 - 26 March 2017. Polar Week is a series of international events with the goal of promoting the science that takes place in polar latitudes, and educating the public about all things polar. For the upcoming Polar Week we are specifically highlighting humans and their activities and impacts on the poles. Did you know that there are people living in Antarctica year-round? Or that permafrost thaw is causing infrastructure damage and affecting communities worldwide? To learn more about poeple of the poles tune in to online events throughout Polar Week:

  • Polar People photo contest (with prizes)
  • Polar Science 101: Breaking Down Scientific Concepts For a General Audience (blogs throughout the week)
  • Promoting artwork with polar themes
  • Online conference and panel discussion
  • Reddit AMA featuring APECS members
  • PolarPeople on Twitter

Check on the website for links, dates, and more details as Polar Week approaches! Included in our schedule are regional events being put on by various APECS National Committees, so you can go in person and participate in events. 

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Polar Week activities around the world

Find out about all activities happening around the world on our APECS International Polar Week activities page.

You are organizing an activity that is not listed yet? Just fill out the form below so we can add it to our list of events. If you do have any questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Ideas for Participating in Polar Weeks

Polar WeeksYou can find others some good suggestions for education and outreach activities in the Polar Outreach Catalogue on the APECS website or have a look at the Polar Resource Book - Polar Science and Global Climate: An International Resource for Education and Outreach.

You can contact the APECS Polar Weeks Group with questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. When you choose the activities you will promote or support let us know including a summary information in the Polar Week Spring 2016 activities list.

In Pin yourself activity access the map and let us know what type of activity you are doing this week whether it is a classroom activity or a public talk. Watch the map and see where other people are celebrating the March Polar Week! We'd love to know what you are doing to highlight the global impacts of changes in the polar regions. Send pictures and stories to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Contact APECS

APECS International Directorate
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research
Telegrafenberg A43
14473 Potsdam
Germany
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