Issue 8

Polar Festivals

Looking for an exciting way to incorporate polar science into your curriculum? A polar festival might just be your answer! Festivals are flexible, informal learning events that engage students as they learn science through hands-on activity. In this month's issue of Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears, discover planning guides, suggested activities, and ways to incorporate literacy into your event. We hope you'll plan your own special event and share it with us!

Photo: The South Pole ceremonial pole and flags are moved as part of the new station dedication ceremony. The ceremonial pole is candy-cane striped with a silver ball on top and is always surrounded by the flags of the original 12 signatory nations to the Antarctic Treaty. Photo courtesy of Glenn Grant, National Science Foundation.