Welcome to the Sea Ice Outlook Education and Outreach web page. To assist parents, educators, and members of the public, the Sea Ice Outlook Central Office will use this page to post educational materials and information about sea ice research.
Session Announcement and Call for Abstracts - Education, Communication and Outreach - Linking Research to Public Policy and Environmental Awareness
Session Announcement and Call for Abstracts
Education, Communication and Outreach - Linking Research to Public
Policy and Environmental Awareness
Arctic Change 2008
Quebec City, Canada
9-12 December 2008
Polar Educators International (PEI) is an international professional network for everyone who educates in, for, and about the polar regions. Evidence shows that education and outreach associated with the 2007-08 International Polar Year touched 24 million people through the work of teachers, scientists, writers, filmmakers, policymakers, government agencies, and many others. PEI was organized to continue this momentum. The network began to form during discussions at the IPY meeting in 2010 and was realized during the IPY meeting in 2012 with a formal announcement from Peter Harrison, chair of the IPY 2012 Montreal conference.
International Polar Year (IPY) Education and Outreach Experiences Needed
Polar Resource Book
International Program Office for IPY
Deadline for Intent to Submit: Monday, 20 July 2009
Deadline for Accepted Submissions: Monday, 31 August 2009
AGU Open Meeting Announcement
IPY Education and Outreach Meeting
American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2007 Fall Meeting
San Francisco, California
Public outreach is an important part of the mission of scientific agencies such as NSF and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). While scientists are usually enthusiastic about their research they typically don't think about how to present it to general audiences and they may lack the time or confidence to seek out such opportunities. Partnerships with informal science education institutions offer scientists the chance to reach large public audiences and to develop the skills to communicate with them. The institutions benefit from the new content presented by the scientists that engages their visitors in face-to-face interactions. One such model is the Polar Science Weekend at Pacific Science Center.