The night before I left Alaska I stayed up chatting with some of the scientists in the Toolik dining hall talking about my return to “normal civilization”. We spoke about the little habits that you pick up while at the field station and aren’t sure you’re going to let go (wearing sunglasses 24/7) as well as
This is the archive of the PolarConnect event with teacher Liza Backman and the team from the Phenology and Vegetation in the Warming Arctic 2021 expedition who presented live from Toolik Field Station in Alaska on 15 June 2021.
AFTER ICE is a short film that explores how the glacial landscapes of the Hornafjörður region of Southeast Iceland are being affected by climate change. The film features images from the 1940s and 1980s that were painstakingly reconstructed in 3D and overlaid with current-day drone footage to show how greenhouse gas emissions are causing glaciers on the south coast of Iceland to
The Polar Resource Book (PRB) - Polar Science and Global Climate: An International Resource for Education and Outreach, was created in 2010. Its purpose was to ensure efforts catalyzed by the International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-2008 will continue to inspire educators, students, and emerging polar researchers into the next generation with a shared commitment to outreach and education.
Antarctic ecosystems are undergoing change at unprecedented levels. In this lesson, students will use real data to evaluate the effect of climate change on Antarctic fish. Denise Hardoy created this lesson plan after joining Dr. Anne Todgham’s team studying Antarctic Fish Development Under Future Ocean Conditions in October/November of 2019.
Denise Hardoy created this resource after spending five weeks embedded with Dr. Anne Todgham’s team studying the effects of climate change on Antarctic fishes in 2019. This lesson addresses one of the most difficult aspects of science for students - making sense of data.
* Given a graph, students will write an analysis paragraph of a
As a contribution to the Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP)-endorsed Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) ice drift campaign, the International Coordination Office for Polar Prediction (ICO) has launched a series of podcasts entitled The IcePod.
The IcePod is the official podcast of the YOPP initiative to improve weather and sea-ice forecast in the Arctic and
In this lesson, students will conduct an investigation to discover how the behavior of hermit crabs change as water temperature changes.
Students will understand and practice the steps of a science investigation through an investigation about hermit crabs’ reaction to changing ocean temperature. Students will understand that as ocean temperatures increase some animals will adapt and some will