This Thursday is the IPY day 'Above the Poles' which focuses on atmopshere and meteorology in the polar regions.
Please see below for more information, this promises to be a fun event, connecting people involved in polar research to classrooms around the world. It is also an example of a great way to become involved in outreach activities. So please join in on Thursday, and pass this on to anyone else you think may be interested
International Polar Day
IPY Above the Poles Day
When: Thursday, 4 December 2008
For further information, please go to:
The International Polar Year (IPY) science and education community
warmly encourages you to join them this Thursday, 4 December 2008, to
celebrate IPY Above The Poles Day. Whether you are a scientist, student,
young researcher, teacher, artist, educator, or parent, there will be
many ways to participate. For further information, please go to:
Scheduled activities include:
Virtual Weather Balloons
Launch a virtual weather balloon to show your involvement and log the
weather where you are.
Multi-lingual Weather Observation Activities
Participate with other schools, communities, and education centers
around the world with these weather observation activities. The
activities have been translated by volunteer teachers and are available
in several languages, including: Arabic, Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch,
English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese,
Russian, and Spanish.
Two live events will allow you to ask questions of researchers in the
Arctic and Antarctic, and of experts from around the world. These events
are free to join; you must have access to the Internet or a phone.
- The Europe/Asia event will take place on 4 December at 10:00am
Universal Time (7:00am Chile/Greenland, 8:00am Sao Paolo/Rio, 10:00am
United Kingdom, 11:00am Europe, 12:00pm Cape Town, 1:00pm Moscow,
2:30pm India, 5:00pm Thailand, 6:00pm China, 9:00pm Sydney, and 11:00pm
To participate in this event, please email: [log in to unmask], or go to:
- The Americas event will take place on 4 December at 7:00pm Universal
Time (9:00am Hawaii, 10:00am Alaska, 11:00am California, 1:00pm
Chicago, 2:00pm New York City, 4:00pm Chile/Greenland, 5:00pm Sao
Paulo/Rio, 7:00pm United Kingdom, 10:00pm Europe, 6:00am Sydney, and
8:00am New Zealand).
To participate in this event, please email: [log in to unmask] or go to:
Access links, resources, and a wide range of related educational
activities endorsed by educators and scientists.
Learn more about the people behind the research by viewing photos and
profiles of scientists.
Polar Research Background
Learn about polar research into the atmosphere, space, and earth
observation, by reading background information.
To learn more about the IPY Above the Poles Day, and to participate in
any of these activities, please go to:
From: Rhian Salmon [[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 02 December 2008 17:54
To: Atkinson, Helen
Subject: Live IPY Event on Thursday: please join in
Several people at the UKPN meeting expressed an interest in Thursday's
event: a great example of simple ways to get involved in outreach. The
event occurs Thursday morning at 10am, and you just need internet to
connect.. more details at the following link. I also attach a flyer,
and directions for participation.
can you please forward to the UKPN group?
Thanks again for participating