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Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists

Emperor penguins in Antarctica

Learn what it's like to be a scientist in the polar regions of the world! "Ice Stories: Tales from the Arctic and Antarctic," is a project that showcases scientists' fieldwork in an engaging and interactive way, through webcasts, feature stories, polar news, videos, vivid images and research projects. The project results from celebration of the 2007-2008 International Polar Year. The National Science Foundation provided funding to the Exploratorium Museum of Science, Art and Human Perception in San Francisco, for cameras and blogging tools to document the fieldwork of scientists in Antarctica and the Arctic, and hence the project began.

Ice Stories was nominated for a 2008 Webby Award for Best Events and Live Broadcasts in the Online Film and Video category.

Visit Ice Stories at http://icestories.exploratorium.edu.



Credit: Photo by Jeff McMahon for the Ice Stories Project, © Exploratorium