This Washington Post article features PolarTREC teacher Jamie Esler from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho discussing the subject of climate change with his students in his Outdoor Studies Program.

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Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR):
Seeing Below the Surface While Keeping Scientists Safe

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Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is a valuable technology that utilizes waves of low frequency electromagnetic radiation to help polar scientists understand what is beneath their feet! Using real field data from the Icelandic glacier Múlajökull, along with a small selection of short videos and web-based resources

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This lesson allows learners to analyze and evaluate how the science of climate change and global warming are portrayed in various online media outlets.

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* Students will be able to analyze and evaluate the written structure that an author uses when writing about the science of climate change and global warming.
* Students will be able

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This one hour PolarConnect event is with Jamie Esler and the research team in central Iceland. The focus of this event is on drumlin formations and their importance.

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Here is a great interview with Dr. Iverson on Iowa Public Radio. He gives an excellent overview of the research, why he has chosen Mulajokull as a location, and the significance of understanding glacial mechanics and movement in light of global climate change.

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Read this online interview with PolarTREC teacher Jamie Esler for a snapshot of his cool summer plans. Mr. Esler will be joining polar researchers Dr. Neal Iverson and Dr. Thomas Hooyer, and Scandinavian colleagues, in a remote location of Iceland for three weeks for his PolarTREC Expedition. The team will be conducting research on drumlins, a unique type of glacial

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PolarTREC teacher Jamie Esler was named the 2013 Coeur d’Alene School District Teacher of the Year! Read the news release here.

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