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APECS, Our Spaces - Foundation for the Good Governance of International Spaces, Polar Educators International (PEI), PolarTREC, the International Polar FoundationGateway Antarctica, the International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators (IAATO), eBIRD and the British Antarctic Survey celebrated Antarctica Day 2013 on December 1st, 2013!

APECS Belgium celebrated Antarctica Day with presentations and new developments

IMG 0652 LROn November 29th thirteen members of APECS Belgium gathered in the Belspo offices in Brussels to celebrate Antarctica Day. The morning started with all members introducing themselves to each other and to newcomers. The group, consisting of physicists, glaciologists, biologists, biogeochemists, a meteorologist and a few earth science professionals, was a good representation of the broad diversity in polar research disciplines Belgium is specialised in.

Morning presentations were held by Matthias Vraeghe and Sam De Ridder, who explained about the detection of neutrinos and cosmic rays by the IceCube neutrino observatory (http://icecube.wisc.edu/). Kristof Van Tricht presented his research on remote sensing of polar low elevation clouds in Greenland and Antarctica, and the morning session was closed by glaciologist Denis Callens, who gave us an overview of how ice fluxes in Dronning Maud Land are being investigated in the framework of global warming.

Additionally, two posters were presented, respectively dealing with paleoclimate and density calculations from ice cores (Morgane Phillippe), and Carbon and Nitrogen uptake rates in sea ice from East-Antarctic sites (Arnaud Laurent).

In the afternoon, past activities were evaluated in the context of ongoing and planned projects. Anton Van de Putte gave an extensive update about an exhibition that is planned in collaboration with the Belgian project “the New Belgica” (www.newbelgica.be), and final decisions were taken before the launch (http://apecs.is/news-feeds/apecs-news/6403-launch-of-a-story-contest-for-students-from-the-5th-and-6th-grade-in-belgium) of the Belspo-funded story contest for teachers and students. Finally, good progress was also made in the establishment of a legal framework for APECS in Belgium.

Antarctica Day 2013 - Flags and Books

Antarctica is an amazing place, filled with fascinating forms of marine life, mountains of ice, and vast polar deserts. It is also a place of peace and scientific Discovery because of the Antarctic Treaty which was ratified on December, 1st 1959. Continuing in this spirit of international cooperation, APECS, in conjunction with Our Spaces and Polar Educators International (PEI), once again encouraged educators and their students from around the world to express their own knowledge, curiosity and amazement about this incredible frozen continent in the form of Antarctica Flags and Books.

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Antarctica Day 2013 around the world

Do you want to know what happened on Antarctica Day 2013? Here's a list of activities worldwide!

 

Name of Event  Date/Time  Location/Information/Contact 
Antarctica Book Making – From the Classroom to around the world – APECS Brazil & Network of 20 schools Nov. thru 6th Dec. Throughout BRAZIL: Get in touch to send materials, ideas, suggestions and subscribe to their schools, classes, students, teachers: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 Antarctica Day
Join us to celebrate with a variety of hands-on drop-in activities.
Sat. 30th Nov. 10:00-16:00  The Polar Museum
Scott Polar Research Institute Cambridge, UK http://www.spri.cam.ac.uk/museum/events/ 
 AntarcticaDay Tweet-Week
tweeting messages and pictures using #AntarcticaDay
1-6 Dec

Polar Educators International  http://www.polareducator.org/activities/polar-week  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 PolarConnect Online Webinar
Live from McMurdo: Tectonic History of the Transatlantic Mountains
Monday 2 Dec.
11am PST, 2pm EST 
 PolarTREC register at
http://www.polartrec.com/polar-connect/register
 2nd Annual Explorer's Club Polar Film Festival
Celebrating Antarctica Day
 23rd Nov.
9 AM-9 PM
 Explorer's Club
46 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
explorers.org
Antarctica Day flag activity
Schools and communities Pudong New Area Lujiazui to attend
25th Nov – 6th Dec  Pudong New Area Lujiazui Library, Shanghai, CHINA 倪颖 [mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.]
 Introducing Polar Science
to a group of 13-year old students
 25th Nov -6th Dec  Institut Gorgs. Cerdanyola del Vallès
Barcelona, SPAIN
Núria Prat i Fornells [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.]
APECS Education & Outreach  http://www.apecs.is/outreach/antarctica-day/antarctica-day-2013 18 Nov. - 7 Dec.

        Association of Polar Early Career Scientists                      APECS International Directorate            University of Tromsø, Norway, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Educação PROPOLAR is coordinating Portuguese participation in
Antarctica Day 2013
 25th Nov – 6th Dec  PORTUGAL
Patricia Azinhaga
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                     Exposicion Artistica                      Centre Antártica 12 - 25 Nov

                          Centro Anártica                                    Sala Terra Australis CHILE          This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 APECS – Portugal
website launch
 1 st Dec  PORTUGAL
José Seco
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 Bulgarian Antarctic Institute
APECS-Bulgaria coordinating Antarctica Day school activities
 25th Nov -6th Dec  BULGARIA
Iglika Trifonova
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 Antarctica Day Activities
for French schools
APECS-France
 25th Nov -6th Dec.  FRANCE
Anne-Mathilde Thierry This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

         Writing Contest for kids (age 11 - 12) and                              Science Event                        18 pictures from Antarctica will serve as inspiration and the 20 best stories (10 in Dutch, 10 in French) will be printed in a book

1 Dec.                              APECS Belgium                            Ines Tavernier This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

                Antarctica Day Celebration                         Princess Elisabeth Antarctica station         Flags & Skype with Glasgow Science Centre

1st Dec.   International Polar Foundation
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Gifu Shotoku Gakuen junior high school in Japan will join Antarctica Day activities 25th Nov -29th Nov Flags from JAPAN to the Southern Ocean cruise in this year & photos with ice berg This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 Lower school of 250 students will make flags with captions and themed books Incl. Antarctic Treaty  25th Nov -6th Dec.  New Canaan Country School in New Canaan, CT USA Chantal Detlefs
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 Antarctica Day Student Flag Display
                  from McMurdo, Antarctica;                    classroom presentations & flags!
 25th Nov -6th Dec.  Maclary School
Newark, Delaware, USA
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 Photographing Student Antarctica Day Flags in Antarctica
with Lindblad National Geographic Explorer
12th Nov- 23rd Nov  ANTARCTICA Peninsula region
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                  Launching Antarctica Day                           online booklets and using Padlet for the year 7's to share idea 19 Nov.  Alton Convent School, Alton Hampshire, UK   http://www.altonconvent.org.uk
            Celebrating Antarctica Day                 with 70 7th grade science students considering the Treaty, flags & acts 25 Nov - 6 Dec.                    Gateway Middle School,                       San Francisco, CA, USA,   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
       Antarctica Day video & Tweet-week         Students creating animal outlines on school playgrounds - a perfect representation of a shared international space Dec 1 - Dec. 6                        Whitehall Schools,                         Whitehall, Michigan, USA, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
       Sharing the Antarctic Experience          PolarTREC teacher will share and inspire his students, Antarctic Treaty 25 Nov - 6 Dec.              Samuel E. Talbert Middle School,               Fountain Valley School Dist, Huntington Beach, CA, John Wood This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Antarctica Day Bird Count
In collaboration with IAATO and Cornell University eBird
 1st December  Bird counts on 1st Dec with a focus on ships travelling near Antarctica
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Mermaid Lagoon Ocean Benefit

'Saving Neverland'
time to help the ocean and her creatures

Friday 8th Nov. 9 PM   The Red Lotus Room,
893 Bergen St, Brooklyn, New York 11238
Debra Tillinger [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.]
Free Antarctic Photo Library
(UNEP GRID-Arendal) 
 Ongoing  United Nations Environmental Programme
(UNEP) Grid Arendal, Norway
Penguins Marching Into Your Classroom
Daily Nest Check and Photos
Austral
Summer 2013
ANTARCTICA Cape Royds,
Ms. Jean Pennycook This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
                       Gateway Antarctica                          Univ. students in a 3 month course will take student flags to Antarctic 1 Dec & January 2014    Centre for Antarctic Studies and Research   Universtiy of Canterbury, New Zealand This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Acts for Antarctica learn about the polar regions and undertake acts to help in their preservation Thru March 2014 Students on Ice Alumni http://www.studentsonice.com/  actforantarctica.gmail.com

1) Commemoration of the Signing of theAntarctic Treaty (December, 1st 1959).

2) Signing of Agreement for Antarctic Seal betweenUniversity of Magallanes and Liceo Experimental UMAG (12/2/13, Auditorium E. Livacic)

3) Exhibition of Polar Explorer World Record"1,300 kilometers in Kayak on Antarctic Seas"(Mr. Cristian Donoso) (12/2/13, Auditorium E. Livacic).

Dec 1 - Dec 2

                    GAIA ANTARCTICA Programme;                       Punta Areans, Chile

 Organized by GAIA-Antártica Programme (www.umag.cl/gaiaantartica)
Watch us on www.umagtv.cl/auditorio
See poster in http://www.umag.cl/gaiaantartica/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/antarctica-day-gaia-umag-poster.jpg

Lectures about geography, ecology of Antarctica and about the researches that the PNRA do in the Italian base mainly at Mario Zucchelli Station. - Teacher had joined the XXVIII Expedition to Mario Zucchelli Station inside a project of the PNRA and Ministry of Instruction in the November of the 2012.  November 2013 

IIS JC. Maxwell high school, Luca Miserere, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. http://www.jcmaxwell.it/max/index.php

http://www.jcmaxwell.it/max/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=340:antartica-day&catid=63:news&Itemid=99

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