Polar Perspectives: International Polar Year Speaker Series
A pan-Canadian program of International Polar Year public presentations delivered to a general audience by prominent scientists, authors, educators, adventurers, leaders and innovators. These presentations offered audiences timely exposure to polar issues particularly issues affecting the Canadian Arctic and their relevance to Canadians and other populations around the world. Topics ranged from environmental, cultural and geopolitical issues in the North, to recent scientific polar research discoveries.A two-presenter format drew on local, national and international speakers. Evening programs included special presentations, contests, and IPY (and other) booths and displays.Supported by the Government of Canada Program for International Polar Year, the events took place from April 2008 to October 2009 in 15 communities across Canada. The first pan-Canada series of its kind, Polar Perspectives reached Canadians in every province and territory, and has left an International Polar Year legacy of new knowledge, capacity, awareness and interest in the polar regions.
Tim Straka (Education Program Director, Students on Ice)
Students on Ice
Alliance of Natural History Museums of Canada
April 2008-October 2009
Polar Science and Global Climate: An international resource for education and outreach