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  Clues to the Cryosphere: Lessons from the Ice

During this half-day symposium, participants received information about how rapid change coupled with new discoveries make the Polar Regions an exciting area to study and explore. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation’s Office of Polar Programs, this interactive half-day symposium featured scientists working in the Arctic and Antarctic. The presenters discussed how changes happening at the Polar Regions could affect people around the world. They also talked about current drilling projects and described how studies of microbial life in ice have changed our ideas about the carbon cycle and biodiversity. A panel of eight scientists working on different aspects of polar science answered participant questions. Each participant received a $60 stipend for attendance. Participants also learned about a variety of NSF-funded hands-on activities for the classroom and received a variety of materials, including a ‘jump drive’ with digital resources.


The program was held at the NSTA National Conference on Science Education in Indianapolis, Indiana on March 30, 2012.




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