WHO WE ARE

The U.S. Ice Drilling Program (IDPO) enables discoveries about changes in climate and the environment, using evidence from glaciers and ice sheets. With funding from the National Science Foundation, IDPO conducts integrated planning for the ice drilling science and technology communities and provides drilling technology and operational support that enables the community to advance the frontiers of climate and environmental science. The goal of the Education and Outreach Program is to provide cutting-edge information based on current ice core research for educators, students, and the public. We hope these resources contribute to classrooms or informal science program efforts, and will provide data that is useful to decision-makers of all backgrounds. Our website name is inspired not only by the ``extreme`` travel undertaken by ice core drillers and climate scientists, but also for the mindful explorations undertaken by you, your students or your colleagues as you engage with the resources provided here.

CONTENT FOR EDUCATORS (Grades 5-12)
CONTENT FOR EDUCATORS (Grades 5-12)
This is where the journey begins for you and your students!
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CONTENT FOR COLLEGE EDUCATORS
CONTENT FOR COLLEGE EDUCATORS
Labs and resources based on evidence from ice cores to incorporate into new and existing Earth and environmental science courses.
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CONTENT FOR THE PUBLIC
CONTENT FOR THE PUBLIC
A repository of trustworthy information sources, links to relevant websites and popular published articles.
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Ice core researchers work in extreme conditions where Mother Nature can play a key role in the success of their mission. Face-to-face with the polar environment, they're quick to share their passion for its spectacular beauty and the importance of the work they do, piecing together the historic story of earth's fragile climate systems as recorded in the ice. Explore the website for stories from the field, links to repositories of field images (both still and video), classroom resources, and links to trusted, valid resources for understanding climate change.