PolarTREC Updates

Educational Booklet Released

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The National Research Council's Polar Research Board announces the release of a new educational booklet entitled 'Arctic Matters: The Global Connection to Changes in the Arctic.' A webinar will be held Friday, 17 April 2015 at 1:00 p.m. EDT to explore the booklet and launch its companion interactive website.

The publication introduces the threats and opportunities of the Arctic's rapidly changing environment and explains why the Arctic matters. It draws on a large collection of peer-reviewed National Research Council reports and other national and international reports to provide a brief, reader-friendly primer on the complex ways in which the changes currently affecting the Arctic and its diverse people, resources, and environment can, in turn, affect the entire globe.

Join a panel of Arctic experts to explore the booklet and launch its companion interactive website at a free webinar on Friday, April 17 at 1:00 p.m. EDT.

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PolarTREC to East Antarctica

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Register today for upcoming PolarConnect event on Saturday, 18 April 2015!

Celebrate Earth Day by joining a PolarConnect Event (webinar) with teacher Dominique Richardson and the team from the Southern Ocean! The event starts at 12:00 PM Alaska Daylight Savings Time [1PM Pacific DST, 2PM Mountain DST, 3PM DST, 4PM DST]. Educator Dominique Richardson is on-board the icebreaker Nathaniel B. Palmer. The expedition is traveling along the East Antarctic Ice Sheet studying ice streams and their relationship to the thinning of ice sheets. Register for the event here.

Evaluation Report Available

2007-2009 Evaluation

This final report presents the findings from the summative evaluation of the PolarTREC program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF Award #0632401) from 2007 to 2009.

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