Polar Climate Ambassadors

Polar ‘CAP' (Climate Ambassadors Program)

A program from youth for youth, that brings together high school/secondary age students interested in learning and communicating about the importance of our polar regions. Designed around the principles of INSPIRE - INFORM - ACTIVATE we first engage youth through resources that showcase the Arctic and Antarctic, then through a range of tools we explore the climate messages and connections that link us to these incredibly important areas, and finally we support these ambassadors as they create their own resources and assist in locating opportunities to share and inspire others! Interested? Register here!

Summer 2024 In Person Polar ‘CAP' Internships!

We are currently accepting applications for our Summer 2024 in person high-school /Community College student Polar Climate Ambassadors Program. Polar CAP will meet July 8th-August 15th M-Th from 10-3:30 PM each day. M-W will be in person at Lamont and Th will be remote. We will also have two Saturday sessions doing outreach together with the public at Piermont Pier, Piermont NY. All applications are due by March 1st. 2024. Applications available at this link. 

WHat Cab We Do to Fight Climate Change
Polar Ambassadors Videos

The Polar Climate Ambassadors created a number of short videos. The video above is ‘What Scientists Say We Can Do to Fight Climate Change’. You can find this video on our youtube page. Here is a playlist selection to review!

What can you do
What Can You Do?

The Polar Climate Ambassadors are solutions focused! They started a list of what you can do in your life but want it to keep growing! Please add your additions! Here is a short graphic as well. 

Polar Climate Ambassadors
Presentation Polar Ambassadors

A presentation on 'Why Teach the Poles?' for educators that covers polar climate science and showcases resources created by our summer interns and teachers!

Polar Literacy Principles
Polar Literacy Principles

The polar regions are unique spaces that are a critical to controling  Earth's climate. Through short videos, and data activities you can explore what defines these regions,

Student exploring glacial flow
Polar Education Curriculum Resources

A range of education curriculum resources sorted by resource type, with both teacher tips and student versions.

Sea Level app focusing on the Greenland Ice Sheet
Polar Explorer: Sea Level

What drives changes in sea level? Select a topic to bring up an interactive map. Click on it for data embedded in the images.

Thwaites explorer web app
Thwaites Explorer Interactive App
Thwaites Explorer web app

Explore Thwaites Glacier by selecting a topic to bring up a map. Each map is interactive: just click on it to bring up data embedded in the images.

Radio Interview with Margie Turrin
Connections: Polar Radio Interview

Margie Turrin & Leilani Henry cover working in the Arctic, the people of Greenland, Antarctica and Thwaites Glacier - starts after news update.

Antartic Live interviews
Antarctic Live Interactive Site

Explore this site: Q&A with Antarctic scientists, games, interactives, web resources and cool tools!

Scientists are superheroes
Scientists Are Superheroes

Scientists are superheroes with unique skills that help them peer into the past to to understand the Earth. Explore each superhero and their ‘backstory’.

EcoChains cardgame
The Polar HUB: PoLAR

PoLAR Climate Change Education Partnership resources including Arctic SMartic, Polar Puzzles, EcoChains card game & more.

Adrienne and Beth travel to Antarctica
Adrienne and Beth Adventures

Join Adrienne and Beth on a wild and crazy adventure to the bottom of the world where they uncover the ghost mountains!

Polar Ambassador Video

Climate Message from the Poles: Changing Sea Ice

Scientists Are Superheroes from the GRate Project

Scientists are Superheroes is a creation of the GRate Project through the amazing artistry of Jeremy Stock. These heroes work together to explore the history of the Greenland Ice Sheet using different science proxies. Each superhero scientist has activities and curriculum pieces developed through this and the prior Snow On Ice project. 

GreenDrill Project Finds a Greenland That is Changing Rapidly

Changes in the Arctic are happening very fast!

The GreenDrill Project is exporing when Greenland was last ice free by drilling through the ice to the bedrock below and using cosmogenic nuclide test to determine when the rock was last exposed to the atmosphere. The Polar Climate Ambassadors created a set of vidoes that focused on the scientists working on this project. You can find the videos on our youtube page. Here is a playlist selection to review!

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