|Events for Spring Polar Week 2016
|Name of Event
||Description of Event
|Dutch Polar Day
Lectures and information about The North and South pole, invited speakers, posters and information about APECS.
|Climate Change Science and Communication
PEI Master Class International.
Speakers: Paolo Gabrielli, Jason Cervenec, Alessia Cicconi Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center at the Ohio State University (USA)
Climatic change is one of the main topics of present-day scientific research but it is also one of the most debatable one in the media with a “not scientific” approach. How can scientists state that climate is changing? And which “time machines” enable them to reconstruct the climate of the past?
|23/02/2016 and 25/02/2016
| "The italian polar explorer Silvio Zavatti. His story, his museum"
||Speaker: Maria Pia Casarini. Director of Istituto Geografico Polare "Silvio Zavatti". Fermo. Italy
The meeting is organized from the group of high school students of the project RESEt : a class at the Svalbard and in collaboration with PEI (Polar Educators International)
|| Rovereto. Trento, Italy
|APECS-Canada - Polar Week in Nunavut
|| Movie nights (15 & 17 March 2016) and poster session at Nunavut Arctic College (18 March 2016).
||Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada
||Sammie, one of the UK Polar Network presidents will be curating the @RealScientists twitter account, talking about polar related science all week.
|Polar Educators International Polar 5K Run/Walk 2016
Global/Virtual 5K Run/Walk Join the 2016 Polar Run/Walk on the Equinox!
Send a photo on your race day!
|Young researchers portraits
|| We ask 5 different classes to create the portrait of 5 young researchers working in different fields. Each portrait will then be published each day of the Polar Week and will allow the researcher to give more visibility on his work in "kids" worlds.
|APECS/ BOTES Antarctic Quiz
||The March Bottom of the Earth Society (BOTES) event will be an Antarctic Quiz, presented in conjunction with APECS Oceania. Open to all those at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS).
|Remote Wildlife Camera Lessons in Canada's Western Arctic
||Throughout International Polar Week, adult Inuvialuit and Gwich'in students at the Learning Centre (Aurora College) in Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada will get to learn about remote wildlife cameras and their importance to research within Canada's Western Arctic. Parks Canada and Aurora College have teamed up to deliver this exciting project to local learners. During several hands-on lessons, students will get to analyse the images coming from various cameras set up within Ivvavik National Park by "tagging" wildlife (just like facebook!). The wildlife captured by these cameras include Grizzly Bears, Grey Wolves, Red/Cross Foxes and the beloved Porcupine Caribou herd.
||March 14-17 2016
|| Inuvik Canada
|Film Screening: I am a mountain, to measure impermanence by Hanna Ljungh
||Screening of the Hanna Ljungh’s film work, I am a mountain, to measure impermanence, which features the southern peak of Kebnekaise, where a team of scientists gather samples and measure the effects of the rapidly melting mountain glacier over the course of a single day in 2015.
||Tweet your polar thesis in 40 xters or less on @ehPECS #PolarWeek !
|Guest Bloggers at Science Borealis
||We will have two guest bloggers during Polar Week on the Canadian science blog Science Borealis : http://blog.scienceborealis.ca/
|School webinars on polar science
||All over Canada, in French and English, we will be presenting the polar world as we know it to school classes for Polar Week via classroom webinars.
|Arctic Science Summit Week
The Arctic Summit Science Week 2016 is streaming parts of their meeting! Check here for future streaming dates and times:
||Online from Fairbanks, Alaska
|Leeds Climate Festival
||UKPN will be at the Leeds Science Festival on the Monday 21st March 2016, and running a series of workshops highlighting polar climate change. This is the first time the UKPN have visited Leeds, and we are looking forward to running our workshop and seeing new faces. Our workshop, titled ‘Pole to Pole: Life at the ends of the Earth’ will feature small experiments designed to teach school pupils of all ages about climate change, sea level rise, ocean acidification and albedo. Modern polar exploration clothing will also be available for workshop attendees to dress up in! The workshop will end with a Q&A session, giving the audience a chance to ask the UKPN committee running the event, all the questions they have about living, eating, cooking and sleeping in the snowy climates.
|Flakes, Blobs, & Bubbles! (Polar Science Lesson with Activity)
||Celebrate International Polar Week with PEI and APECS, with this science art activity, developed by Dr. Heidi A. Roop & Dr. Dan Zwartz at Victoria University of Wellington. Explore how ice sheets and glaciers form, and learn about why and how scientists study ice. As students learn about ice formation, they will also be creating 'ice' art. Collected art will be integrated into global ice mosaics posted here throughout Polar Week. Members of APECS graciously translated this activity into over 20 languages so we could create a truly global initiative!
Download the activity and resources from http://icecoreart.weebly.com (20+ languages available!)
|Antarctica Explorers Club membership drive
Apply for FREE membership by completing and sending in the form at http://www.irenelatham.com/AntarcticaExplorersClub/index.html.
Members receive a membership button, a signed bookmark, and their name listed on the webpage.
||online (Birmingham, Alabama)
|Polar week film screening
||Film screening "Greenland is the melting point" Wednesday 16.3.2016 17:00 and slide show of polar fieldwork photos afterwards.
|Celebrating the International Polar Week
At Escola Sant Gregori, we're celebrating the International Polar Week at all educational levels:
- Highschool: talk by Prof. Dr. Jaume Calvet (Antarctic researcher, University of Barcelona) on the Poles.
- Secondary School: observing Antarctic diatoms under the microscope and decorating our class with self-made diatom drawings, plus attending a talk about Antarctica from an APECS-Spain member.
- Primary School: talk on Antarctic benthic invertebrates (science class) and manufacturing an Antarctic benthic community with recycled materials (arts class).
|10/03/2016 - 01/04/2016