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Adventure to the Arctic Circle, the Earth's Air Conditioner, with Philippe Cousteau

Discovery Education

Thursday, June 2, 2011 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (EDT)

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Adventure to the Arctic Circle, the Earth's Air Conditioner

Presented by Philippe Cousteau and Dr. Eduard Sarukhanian

Thursday, June 2, 2011


For Classrooms (Middle School Focus)

The Arctic region is the air conditioner of our planet, responsible for regulating our global climate system. Interestingly, scientists know more about many planets in our solar system than they do about the Arctic Ocean. Join Philippe Cousteau, Discovery Education’s Chief Spokesperson for Environmental Education and grandson of oceanic explorer Jacques Cousteau, as he takes your students on a journey to the Arctic. Following recent filming in the Arctic for a CNN documentary, Philippe will share his first-hand account of the changes taking place in this region due to climate change, including glacier and sea ice melting, and the changes in the makeup and temperature of the Arctic Waters.

Then, Dr. Eduard Sarukhanian, an oceanographer and polar climate expert from the World Meteorological Organization who has worked on the International Polar Year, will further explain the science behind the changes taking place in the Arctic. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and will walk away with a better understanding of the role the Arctic plays in our global climate system and in their daily lives, and what they can do to make a difference.

No special equipment is needed to view this event online. All you need is an internet connected computer (and a way to share with students - projector and speakers). Students will have the chance to submit questions to ask live.

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Q: Do I need to register all my students or just my classroom?

A: You only need one ticket for a location or classroom. All your students are covered by the one ticket.

Q: My classroom can't make this time, will there be an archive?

A: Yes, classrooms and teachers registered for the event will be notified when the archive is available soon after the live event.

Discovery Education provides engaging digital resources to schools and homes with the goal of making educators more effective, increasing student achievement, and connecting classrooms and families to a world of learning. 

Discovery Education is a division of Discovery Communications, LLC the leading global nonfiction media company. The leader in digital video-based learning, Discovery Education produces and distributes high-quality digital resources in easy-to-use formats in all core-curricular subject areas. Discovery Education is committed to creating scientifically proven, standards-based digital resources for teachers, students, and parents that make a positive impact on student learning. Through solutions like Discovery Education streaming, Discovery Education Science, Discovery Education Health and more, Discovery Education helps over one million educators and 35 million students harness the power of broadband and media to connect to a world of learning.


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