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IPY-Det internasjonale polaråret 2007/2008

IPY International Educational Posters

Awarded: NOK 0.30 mill.

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2007 - 2008


To support the educational perspectives of the International Polar Year, this project will prepare a resource for students and teachers - not only for the countries active in the Arctic and Antarctic, but also for all interested parties. ***The main outp ut will be a set of five thematic posters that will present background and scientific information targeted for students aged 13 and upwards.*** The posters will primarily present polar science and issues and secondarily create awareness of IPY and its re search activities. The main objective is to try to answer the question: Why, and how, are the Polar Regions and polar research important to all people on Earth? The five themes that we will address, in one poster each, will be: - Background on the Polar Regions - Climate change - Polar people - Science on the poles - Biodiversity & natural resources Effort will be spent to give the posters a long lifetime and a timeless quality, to ensure that they are relevant for the whole duration of the Internationa l Polar Year, and for many years beyond. The posters will be a resource that is useful enough to leave them on the wall for many years. To support this, there will also be set up a web-site with additional and supporting information resources, downloads of all graphics (without royalties) and teaching guides. The posters will be printed and distributed in co-operation with the IPY International Programme Office.

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IPY-Det internasjonale polaråret 2007/2008

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