International Polar YearThis national tour on climate change, polar science and our changing planet, called POLAR-PALOOZA, presents polar science and climate change information in new and engaging ways. The events associated with POLAR-PALOOZA will include programs for families, students, teachers and the general public.

POLAR-PALOOZA is teaming up with Project WILD and Project Learning Tree to offer a K-12 teachers' Climate Change workshop. The workshop will demystify this complex subject and engage teachers and students to take action to help find solutions. Educators can take this workshop in Anchorage or Fairbanks. The workshop will be held at AMHA in Anchorage from 6-9pm Tuesday, 6 May and 9am-4:30pm Saturday, 10 May. The workshop at UAMN in Fairbanks will be 4:30-8:00pm Thursday, 8 May and 9am-4:30pm Saturday, 10 May. Teachers may earn continuing education credit through the University of Alaska Anchorage on completion of the workshop.

The main event of POLAR-PALOOZA, "Stories from a Changing Planet," a multimedia presentation, will take place from 7-9pm Monday, 5 May in the AMHA Auditorium in Anchorage, and from 7-9pm Friday, 9 May at West Valley High School in Fairbanks (polar science-related activities will be available the hour prior to the performance in Fairbanks). This amazing and unusual program combines video footage from the poles with in-person dramatic presentations from leading polar researchers, arctic experts and residents affected by global climate change.

For further information about the teacher climate change workshop,
please contact:
John Tyson
Phone: 907-267-2216

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