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  Impact of Polar Climate Change on Living Systems

Symposium participants work on one of the activities presented.

During this half-day symposium, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), government agency scientists and education specialists talked to the audience about the impact of polar climate change on living systems. The presenters also performed activities that enhanced the participants' knowledge and served as models for activities the teachers could do with their students in the classroom. The program was designed for teachers of grades 5-8. All participants received educational materials from NASA, NOAA, and NSF funded programs.

This symposium was held at the NSTA National Conference on Science Education in St. Louis, MO. The International Polar Year promises to advance our understanding of how the Earth's remote polar regions impact global climate systems, to bring about fundamental advances in many areas of science, and to fire the enthusiasm of students for future careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

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