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U.S. International Polar Year

Polar Education Links

ARCUS Arctic Science Education Report

Polar Palooza

CIRES Education and Outreach Program

Discovering Antarctica (educational resources)

EducaPoles educational website

IPY Resources for Educators

USGS International Polar Year Education

NASA IPY Educator Resources

My NASA Data IPY Lessons Page

NASA Polar Express Lessons and Activities

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Polar Exploration - Wikipedia

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US South Pole Station History (NSF)

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