Please consider submitting an abstract to Session 47: Antarctic Education, Outreach and Training at the SCAR (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research) Open Science Conference from 25-28 August 2014 in Auckland - New Zealand.
With the increased attention on the changing Polar Regions, effective science education, outreach and communication need to be higher priorities within the scientific and policy communities. To help increase the effectiveness of outreach and to help stimulate new efforts among Antarctic researchers, SCAR programs and groups, and partner organization, this session will bring together examples of capacity building, education, outreach and communication efforts of researchers, educators, communicators, and others involved with Antarctic knowledge transfer and dissemination. We particularly encourage presentations that not only share experiences, but also include the lessons learned and advice for others interested in developing similar activities.
Students on Ice and the Canadian Museum of Nature recently launched a virtual online expedition through the Arctic called Expedition Arctic: http://expeditionarctic.ca/
This is an educational site that features scientists from the Canadian Museum of Nature along with 2 students from the 2012 SOI Arctic Expedition and SOI's Founder and Expedition Leader Geoff Green who takes you on a virtual journey through the Arctic.
PolarTREC teacher Glenn Clark will be aboard the RV Palmer studying the remote Totten Glacier System in East Antarctica! Follow this epic journey through science!
This project will conduct a ship-based marine geologic and geophysical survey of the region, combined with a physical oceanographic study. The results are expected to add to our understanding of the oceanographic and glacial system and its potentially sensitive response to environmental change. This endeavor will complement studies of other Antarctic ice shelves, oceanographic studies near the Antarctic Peninsula, and ongoing development of ice sheet and other ocean models.
Follow through journals, ask questions, and connect to Antarctica with the expedition!