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September 3, 2015
Call for Researcher Applications to Host a PolarTREC Teacher in the 2016-2017 Season; Application Deadline: September 8, 2015 new item Call for Researcher Applications to Host a PolarTREC Teacher in the 2016-2017 Season; Application Deadline: September 8, 2015

NSF-funded PolarTREC (Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating) is currently accepting applications from researchers for teacher-research experiences. Researchers are invited to submit an application to host a PolarTREC teacher during the 2016 (usually Arctic) or 2016-2017 (usually Antarctic) field seasons. Email info@polartrec.com or call (907) 474-1600 for more information.

August 26, 2015
Dear Colleague: Support for Engaging Students and the Public in Polar Research Dear Colleague: Support for Engaging Students and the Public in Polar Research

NSF's Division of Polar Programs have issued a Dear Colleague Letter encouraging the submission of proposals intended to advance polar-science education. Application Deadline: November 2015.

August 3, 2015
Dr. Thomas Wilch appointed Antarctic Earth Sciences Program Director Dr. Thomas Wilch appointed Antarctic Earth Sciences Program Director

Dr. Thomas Wilch has joined the Antarctic Sciences Section (ANT) as Program Director for Antarctic Earth Sciences (AES). Dr. Wilch has worked on a variety of Antarctic research projects, including two that focus on using volcanic records to reconstruct the history of the Antarctic ice sheet and on the multi-national ANDRILL project.

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Researchers are investigating whether Weddell seals employ a magnetic sense to navigate

Antarctic Seals May Use Earth's Magnetic Field to Navigate While Hunting:
Can the Antarctic Weddell Seal's uncanny ability to locate breathing holes in sea ice indicate some sort of biological GPS? A group of researchers is attempting to find out.

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