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To promote some of the good work carried out by the various IPY projects Educators and Scientists are offered the chance to submit material to a Polar Resource Book being created. This is an opportunity for individuals or groups who have adopted a new polar science activity or program for students or community during the IPY that were successful, and are interested in share these activities with a broader audience.

In an attempt to ensure efforts catalyzed by IPY will press on inspiring educators, students, and emerging polar researchers into the next generation a group of young, international, polar researchers with a shared commitment to outreach and education created the Polar Resource Book. The Book is a response to continual requests from educators and scientists wishing to raise awareness about the importance of polar science during a time of rapid planet-wide climate change. The project has received support from a vide range of actors whom are a part of the IPY community, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), as well as the University of the Arctic, the United National Environment Program (UNEP), and the organizing committee for the flagship IPY Science Conference to be held in Norway in June 2010.

Two chapters in the book are open to submissions, chapters 2 and 4.

Chapter 2: Polar Educational Activities and Teaching

This section of the book includes practical learning activities for the classroom/learning environment accompanied by personal stories from youth, educators, and scientists who participated in or developed the associated projects. If you have an experience to share please fill out the attached ‘Chapter 2 I2S (intent to submit)’ form.

Chapter 4: Education & Outreach Projects – Inspiring Ideas from Around the World This chapter is a collection of successful outreach initiatives submitted by educators, scientists, and graduate students. The purpose of this chapter is to demonstrate the breadth of outreach approaches and projects/programs/initiatives inspired by IPY and to encourage readers to become actively engaged in scientific outreach and polar education. We are interested in all polar outreach experiences regardless of their scale. If you have an experience to share please fill out the attached ‘Chapter 4 I2S (intent to submit)’ form.

Details and Deadline for Intent to Submit:

  • Application forms can be downloaded here Chapter 2 and Chapter 4
  • The deadline for submitting your intent to contribute to Chapters 2 & 4  is July 20th, 2009.

Further Deadlines for Successful Submissions:

  • All submissions will be reviewed and successful submissions will be notified byJuly 31st, 2009.
  • Full submissions will be due by August 31, 2009.
  • For further details and submissions, please contact Karen Edwards: