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Live Webcasts From Antarctica on Wednesdays Nov 12 – Nov 24, 2008

Join New York City Educator Shakira Brown-Petit, LIVE from Antarctica, for exciting, highly interactive sessions about Earth’s polar regions and climate change. See and learn how and what scientists are researching on the ice as they attempt to find evidence of a world much warmer than it is today. Brown-Petit will share climate resources.

Option 1 is designed for classroom participation, allowing students to see, hear and interact directly with Brown-Petit. Option 2 offers educators a professional development opportunity to interact directly from the comfort of home.

Sessions are designed for elementary and middle school audiences and are taking place on Nov. 12, 19 and 24, 2008. Sessions require both an Internet connection and a telephone. To register, visit http://www.us-satellite.net/antarcticalive/

To read more about Shakira Brown-Petit, visit http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/science-and-the-city.html

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NASA Quest LIMA II Challenge for Students in Grades 4-8 – propsals due Nov 5, 2008

NASA Quest announces the LIMA II Challenge for students in grades 4-8. In this challenge, students become scientists and propose Antarctic research. Using the Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica, the first true-color high-resolution satellite view of the Antarctic continent, students must develop a research question and debate the value of studying the chosen feature.

Registration is currently open and educational resources are available online. The challenge begins on Oct. 1, 2008, with a live webcast. Preliminary proposals are due Nov. 5, 2008.

For more information, visit http://quest.nasa.gov/challenges/lima

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Free Webinar: Search for Meteorites in Antarctica – August 8, 2008

Join Dr. Lucy McFadden for this free, one-hour webinar, taking place on Aug. 8, 2008, at 1 p.m. EDT. McFadden is a Research Professor from the University of Maryland and field team member of the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Meteorite Search Program 2007-2008.

Since 1976, the U.S. National Science Foundation has supported an annual search for meteorites during the Antarctic summer, which occurs from late November through January. McFadden was invited to be part of the 2007 expedition to the Miller Range of Antarctica. The team of eight scientists spent 42 days searching for meteorites on foot and by snowmobile. They lived in tents set up on the ice. In this live webinar, McFadden recounts the excitement of her scientific expedition and how it has propelled her enthusiasm to explore the small bodies in the solar system through NASA missions: NEAR, Deep Impact, Dawn and EPOXI.

To learn more about this memorable trip, go to http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/feature_stories/antarctica.asp

For more information about the webinar, go to http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/science/webcast.asp

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Registration Now Open for NASA Quest LIMA Challenge for Students in Grades 4-8

NASA Quest LIMA Challenge for Students in Grades 4-8

In this challenge, students become scientists and propose Antarctic research. The Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica is the first true-color high-resolution satellite view of the Antarctic continent. Using this view of Antarctica, students must develop a research question and debate the value of studying the chosen feature. Registration is currently open and educational resources are available online.

For more information, visit http://quest.nasa.gov/challenges/lima

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Antarctic Researcher Band, Nunatak, to Play Live Earth Concert on July 7

Five scientists with the British Antarctic Survey have agreed to play live for the upcoming Live Earth concerts scheduled for July 7. Though winter conditions in Antarctica may prove challenging for the band and it’s small audience, the researchers have promised former President Al Gore their full cooperation for the event. To read more about the band, the researchers, and the Live Earth Show, please visit the British Antarctic Survey Website found at the following link:
http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/feature/nunatak/index.html

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