Introducing the International Polar Week Collection a collection of resources that celebrate the Equinoxes. Starting in 2012, International Polar Week is celebrated twice a year, in March and in September. The Equinoxes are the only time when everywhere on earth the day length is 12 hours, a perfect opportunity to celebrate the poles on a global scale!
In celebration, several organizations have partnered together to host a variety of activities to connect and educate people about the polar regions. Learn more about the Polar Regions through this special collection of materials gathered to help celebrate this global event. These resources are FREE and will always be available, allowing you to access them at any time. In addition, every event will have a global activity, something that anyone and everyone can do! For more information on Polar Week, you can check out the APECS Polar Week page for all the events.
Here are the featured additions to the resource collection - submitted and reviewed by members of Polar Educators International:
- Arctic Connection - Seasonal Migration Edition
- Arctic Connection - June Solstice Edition
- Flakes, Blobs, and Bubbles: An Ice Core Art Project
- Sun Shadows Project - Italy, Belgium, Global!
- Acidity and Climate Change in the Arctic
- Conductivity of Freshwater vs. Seawater
- The Effects of Air Pollution on the Melting of Polar Ice
- Where in the World is King George Island?
- Photosynthesis, Decomposition and the "Buried Carbon" Hypothesis
- How is Glacier Goo Similar to a Real Glacier?
- Is it Getting Warm in Here? Ecology - Carbon Cycle
- Polar Detectives: Using Ice Core Data to Decode Past Climate Mysteries
The International Polar Week Collection was created with the help from researchers and educators that work in the polar regions and supported by the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists, the Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S., and Polar Educators International.