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  The Fragile Ice

web seminar player window In the continuing celebration for the International Polar Year (IPY) two web seminars were presented focusing on the role of ice in Earth's changing climate and its impact on life. The presenters, Dr. Mary Albert is a senior research engineer at the U.S. Army ERDC Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab in Hanover, New Hampshire and Mark McCaffrey is associate scientist and science communications specialist at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), University of Colorado, Boulder. They talked about how past climate clues can be found in ice packs and the history of IPY and how to bring this event into the classroom. These Web Seminars are designed for grade 5–8 educators. To view the seminars see the archives and PowerPoint presentations.

Learn more about the features of the Web Seminar and read answers to frequently asked questions from participants.


Web Seminar I
Date: Thursday, May 3, 2007
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m. Eastern
Topic: The Fragile Ice
Presenter: Dr. Mary Albert

Web Seminar II
Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m. Eastern
Topic: Legacy and Current IPY Activities
Presenter: Mark McCaffrey

For more information contact webseminars@nsta.org

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