Association of Polar Early Career Scientists

 

      © Ricardo Matias, Jukes Liu, Linde van Bets, Henrik Christiansen, Quentin Jossart (left to right)

 

Polarweek march2019v2APECS International Polar Week March 2019 will be from March 17-23! Polar Week is a series of events happening globally, with the goal of promoting the science taking place in polar latitudes.

This March, we will be featuring some great activities from Polar photos and art to twitter games, such as #PolarFail and #ArcticORAntarctic. We encourage you to share your experiences with us using the hashtags: #PolarReseach, #PolarArt, #PolarWildlife, and #PolarInclusion. We will have a series of fun activities online, and don’t forget to seek out local events through your National Committees!

We encourage APECS members and National Committees to organize their own activities and to submit details via the Polar Week website!

Find out more below about the events and how to participate. If you have any questions, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Lesson Plans

Generating outreach and distributing knowledge are important parts of the job of a scientist. And they can be good fun too! We decided this year to develop two activities that can be used in the classroom as an alternative educational activity. But why not educate your family or PhD community about the differences between the Arctic and Antarctic? Or get a bit more competitive and race for the South pole with your Polar Expedition team. Will history repeat itself with Admunsen reaching the South pole first or should the story be rewritten giving Scott the honour?

 

Featuring Polar Photos and Art

During the APECS International Polar Week 17 - 23 March 2019, we would like to invite you to participate in Polar Week by sharing with us your photos and your art. We would like to portray a series of scientists and artists that have worked in polar latitudes.

We have the following categories so please use the hashtags when posting your photos on social media and don’t forget to tag @Polar_Research!
1. #PolarResearch
2. #PolarArt
3. #PolarWildlife
4. #PolarInclusion

We would also like to feature your art and photos on our social media (APECS website, Twitter, Facebook) so please send us submissions! Submissions should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by March 14th (Please submit as a JPEG file).

Polar Films

We will be showcasing one polar film per day during Polar Week. Don’t forget to follow @Polar_Research and check the APECS website to see which film we will be promoting!

Social Media Games

Want to test your Polar knowledge? Keep an eye out for our Twitter and Facebook games: #PolarFail and #ArcticORAntarctic! We will be posting various photos of polar regions with a poll asking you to identity if the photo is from the Arctic or the Antarctic.

We encourage APECS members and National Committees to organize their own activities and to submit the details via the Polar Week website!

If you have any questions or would like to get involved, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Contact APECS

APECS International Directorate
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research
Telegrafenberg A45
14473 Potsdam
Germany
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