Announcements
Posted by kskebo on September 23rd, 2008

Tune in and listen LIVE to one of three radio broadcasts tomorrow (Sept 24) from CKLB, a radio station in Yellowknife, NWT Canada. Go to CKLB’s website
and tune in. Be sure to blog your questions or call (toll free in North America 1-877-217-2552)!

Broadcast times are:
1. UTC 1130-1330 (5:30-7:30am in Yellowknife)

2. UTC 1700-1900 (11:00am-1:00pm in Yellowknife)

3. Sept 25 UTC 0300-0500 (Sept 24 9:00-11:00pm in Yellowknife)

For a schedule of interviews, click here


Posted by kskebo on September 23rd, 2008

Check out the great artwork posted in the Class Gallery by the class from Douglas Harkness Elementary School in Calgary, AB Canada!!


Posted by kskebo on September 23rd, 2008

Welcome to People at the Poles Polar Day (week)! We have quite a few classes signed up, please don't be shy to post your students' ideas and discussions. Our experts are eagerly checking their threads for your questions - some of them are heading out into the field later on this week so be sure to ask your questions soon!


Posted by kskebo on September 15th, 2008

The Global Discussions have started! Check out the Global Discussions thread on the Class Discussions page!


Posted by Michael Furdyk on September 10th, 2008

Ask an Expert
Here are the experts that will be answering questions from students:


Gianluca Frinchillucci, Director of the Scientific Museums in the city of Fermo - ask a question!



Catherine-Alexandra Gagnon, PhD Candidate, Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR) - ask a question!



Birger Poppel, Ilisimatusarfik, University of Greenland - ask a question!



Winfried Dallman, Norwegian Polar Institute - ask a question!


Posted by kskebo on September 9th, 2008

Hello all! We are continuing to make updates and changes to the website, please be sure to check this area for updates and announcements.

Class Discussions: Post your thoughts and answers from the educational activity here in the Global Discussion thread. You can see answers posted by other classrooms and exchange ideas. Posts can be sorted chronologically or by class.

Ask an Expert: Ask one of our four researchers questions about social science or what it's like to live and work at the poles. Each expert has his or her own thread in this section.

Class Gallery: Post your artwork here - jpg or gif or other picture files only, no files larger than 2MB. Once you have done this successfully, click on your artwork and copy and paste the URL from your browser's address bar. Copy the link and post it in with some of your thoughts in the Global Discussion thread.

Class Videos: Post videos via a YouTube link. Go to the YouTube website, click Sign In. Our username is: PeoplePolarDay and the password is: polarday. Once you've loaded your video on YouTube, your video will automatically link to the Class Videos section on this website. Power Point presentations can be posted on YouTube or converted to video files using Slide Share
. If you use SlideShare, copy the link and post it in the Global Discussion thread.

Post Lesson Plans: Try posting your Polar Day lesson plans here. You will be able to search for other Polar Day focused lesson plans posted by other teachers soon.

Launch a Balloon: To show that you’ve taken part in this International Polar Day, launch a virtual balloon by following the simple instructions on the International IPY website


Posted by Luke Walker on August 19th, 2008

You can learn about more climate and environment activities by visiting our Learn More page. For information on registering, download our instructions as a PDF.