APECS-Brazil prepared dozens of activities to you that would like to know more about polar researchers! Access their website: www.apecsbrasil.com for more information.
17 - 26 September: XII International Polar Week live broadcast of 10 lectures and two short courses
Photography exhibition - APECS-Portugal and APECS-Brasil - From September 17 to 19 (Canoas, RIo Grande do Sul) and from September 22 to 27 (Arraial do Cabo, Rio de Janeiro). Launching of exhibition catalog
17 - 19 September: II APECS-Brazil Workshop in Canoas, South of Brazil. More than 200 students and teachers from Basic Education joined in discussions about polar researchers with researchers from Brazil and abroad
Between 25 September and 3 October, APECS France organized a French polar week webinar series with 12 webinars:
- 25 September: Sur les traces de Shackleton, 100 ans après (Zoé en expé) (primaire - collège)
- 29 September: Découverte du Spitzberg, terre polaire, terre de science (CM1 - 5ème)
- 29 September: Le renard polaire en Scandinavie: hier, aujourd'hui et demain (3ème, 2nde)
- 30 September: La vie dans un village au Groenland (CP-CM2)
- 30 September: La vie du manchot empereur (CP-CM2)
- 30 September: Sur les traces de Shackleton, 100 ans après (Zoè en expè) (primaire - collège)
30 September: Géopolitique des nouvelles routes maritimes de l'Arctique (lycée)
2 October: Les mouettes tridactyles du Spitzberg: pourqois les étudier? (CP-CM2)
2 October: Au pays du froid (CP - CE1)
2 October: Le renard polaire (CM1 - 5ème)
3 October: La vie sur une base scientifique en Antarctique (CM1 - 5ème)
3 October: Un peu d'histoire et de géographie de l'Antarctique (CE2-CM2)
In addition: More than 1300 were registered for the polar week, as well as more then 40 schools to followed a PhD student during a 6-week exhibition on a sail boat along the Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia.
APECS Portugal celebrated their POLAR WEEK between 28th September and 5 October.
Activities organized were:
Education ProPolar activitites - Portuguese scientists giving lectures in schools and Museums and Skype calls to schools abroad (on during both POLAR WEEKS; international and Portuguese polar weeks).
Photography Exhibtion. They had a itinerary photography exhibition that was going around the country (called "At the limits of science: Portuguese research in the Arctic and Antarctic") in schools, Universities, shopping centres and anywhere that would be keen to have it:) It is already booked until mid 2015.
University of Coimbra OPEN DAY. The University of Coimbra (UC) opened their laboratories to a group of awarded students of schools around Coimbra, so that they learn what is to be a polar scientist and understand what we do in the laboratory. We will also show them the University and dine with us!
27 - 29 September 2014: Shackleton, Sea Ice and Science - polar sicence outreach days at Dundee Science Centre The International Polar Foundation UK and UK Polar Network brought an interactive science learning experience to the public and schools at Dundee Science Centre. The polar science outreach days took place at the end of Polar Week, over the weekend 27-29th September 2014.
The IPF polar puzzle was used to bring the Antarctic to life and show the explorer Shackleton’s journey and discuss how it might be now due to climate changes. Participants could try on polar clothing similar to what Shackleton and his men might have worn during the 1914 expedition and compare it to modern-day clothing. They then had the chance to become scientists by doing "hands on" experiments investigating climate change.
Four scientists from the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), British Antarctic Survey, Aberdeen University and Edinburgh University gave short talks and "meet the scientist" discussions during each of the days and discussed how research techniques in their field of science have changed over the last hundred years.
This was a great chance to become fully immersed in polar science set in the exciting historical context of Shackleton's great endeavour a century ago.
Polar Weeks 2014
APES International Polar Weeks coincide with the equinox, the times a year when everyone on the planet gets 12 hours of sunlight. We wanted to celebrate on a global scale by focusing on the science being conducted in the Arctic and Antarctic. Inspired by the many great things that came out of the International Polar Year celebrations, we hope that the bi-annual Polar Week celebration will link people in polar science and polar education.
APECS organized two International Polar Weeks in 2014:
- March 2014
- 20 - 28 September 2014
You can find a summary of the Polar Week highlights of that year below: