A Report on the Workshop

23 - 25 June 2004, Washington, D.C.

Bridging the Poles Workshop. Photo credit: Elena Sparrow

The "Bridging the Poles" workshop* of June of 2004 brought educators, scientists and media specialists together to focus on building stronger partnerships between Arctic and Antarctic communities, and between education and polar research. The workshop goals were to inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers and leaders, and engage and educate the general public. The report and this website identify strategies that enable polar scientists to conduct meaningful education and outreach, and educators to include polar research in their classrooms and outreach activities. It is hoped that this resource will be useful in developing future directions for polar education, and will be used to maximize the educational impact of the International Polar Year beginning in 2007.

For more information, please contact: Margie Turrin, 845-365-8494, mkt@ldeo.columbia.edu

Click here for a PDF copy of the full report.

* This workshop was funded by the National Science Foundation. NSF logo

The material in this report is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. OPP-0403532. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.