International Polar Year

Bringing the International Polar Year into your classroom

The third IPY runs from 2007 to 2009. As part of the IPY, NIWA’s research vessel Tangaroa will be in Antarctic waters in February and March 2008 participating in the international Census of Antarctic Marine Life programme, CAML. The scientists on board will be studying the biodiversity and ecology of the marine environment and reporting directly back to the classroom via the Internet.

The Science Learning Hub, an educational website, will host reports from the ship. These reports will focus on eight themes chosen to provide the best links between the science being undertaken on the voyage and the New Zealand science curriculum for years 9 and 10.

Visit the Science Learning Hub to follow the progress of CAML and bring the Southern Ocean into your classroom.

For further information, contact Dr Julie Hall on 07 856 1709 or email
j.hall@niwa.co.nz