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Go to the poles in your imagination at annual Polar Science Weekend

Hands-on exhibits, UW polar experts and a bit of imagination will transport you and your family to the extreme environments of the Arctic and Antarctica later this month during Polar Science Weekend at Pacific Science Center.

Wintery blast launches fourth annual Polar Science Weekend

Right on cue, Seattle delivered snow for the opening day of this year’s Polar Science Weekend.

Lecture on arctic policy challenges marks opening of Polar Science Weekend

Marking the end of International Polar Year, the chair of the eight-nation council that is assessing the implications of increased shipping in the Arctic Ocean will give a lecture on campus Thursday, Feb.

UW, Pacific Science Center expand Polar Science Weekend activities

Smash ice, turn your tongue into a salinometer to experience how saltiness differs in the world’s oceans, explore an igloo and field camp, predict polar climate, dive into the world of oceanographic moorings and get your hands on real scientific instruments during the third annual Polar Science Weekend today through Sunday at Pacific Science Center.

Talk to explorers, don mukluks, learn about glaciers at pair of polar events

The UW will launch International Polar Year with two events next week, a lecture that kicks off the series “Our Changing Climate: Polar Ice to Politics” followed by the Polar Science Weekend at the Pacific Science Center.

Pacific Science Center in grips of polar blast March 2-5

With the extent of Arctic ice reaching record-breaking lows in recent seasons and Antarctic ice sheets losing dramatic, miles-wide pieces of ice, the world’s attention has been focused on changes underway at both ends of the Earth.

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