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  Clues to the Cryosphere: Lessons from the Ice

NSTA is partnering with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to present an exciting Symposium for middle through high school educators, grades 7-12, on the topic of climate change and the Polar Regions. This is a face-to-face event at the NSTA National Conference on Science Education in San Francisco, CA which provides for interaction between the participants and NSF funded scientists and educational specialists. Attendance requires conference.

Program Overview

Rapid change coupled with new discoveries make the Polar Region an exciting area to study and explore. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation’s Polar Program Office, this interactive half-day symposium will feature scientists working in the Arctic and Antarctic. Join us to learn more about the latest in polar science research and bring polar science to your classroom with hands –activities for the classroom.

Topics include an overview of the Polar Regions and the impact of changes there, information about ice cores and what they can tell us about the changing climate, and how microbial life in ice changes our ideas about the carbon cycle and biodiversity. A one-hour panel discussion with 10 scientists working on different aspects of polar science will conclude the symposia, and provide time for one-on-one interaction. All participants will receive educational materials and information about resources from a variety of NSF-funded polar projects.


Friday, March 11, 2011
1:30p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time


The Symposium will take place in Golden Gate C2 of the Marriott San Francisco Marquis Hotel Participants are responsible for arranging their own travel and housing.


The cost for admission to the symposium is $47 through the advanced registration period and $54 onsite. Travel, meals, lodging, general conference registration (required), and graduate credit fees (where applicable) are the responsibility of participants.


In this section you will meet the NOAA scientists and educational specialists who will be presenting at the NSF/NSTA Symposium: Clues to the Cryosphere: Lessons from the Ice


See the Symposium’s agenda, including learning outcomes for the program and alignment with the National Science Education Standards.

For more information contact symposia@nsta.org

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