Fostering understanding, awareness, and appreciation of the Polar Regions through outreach, education, and research. Penn State University.


Phenology-Caribou-Muskox Sonification

Music of migration and phenology: listening to counterpoints of muskox and caribou migration, and cycles of plant growth. Data Sonification Dr. Mark Ballora, Professor of Music, Penn State Dr. Eric Post, Professor of Biology, Penn State Christian John, Graduate student, Penn State caribou-phenology-sonifications 2 Or if you would prefer to watch it on YouTube: Phenology-Caribou-Muskox Sonification Here is your […]

Polar Day Showcases Cool Research & Art

EARTH & ENVIRONMENT, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Polar Day Showcases Cool Research & Art MARCH 29, 2016 TORI INDIVERO LEAVE A COMMENT Spring is coming earlier in the year than it used to, according to the Arctic. Well, the Arctic can’t talk — but according to data that ecologist Eric Post and his team have gathered […]

Arctic Plant Phenology Learning through Engaged Science Workshop

Admission decision and notification will be sent to all applicants on Monday May 2, 2016

Optics of the Poles – Thank you for a Great Exhibit

A Visual Expression of Polar Research at Penn State.

Come visit us at AGU

The Polar Center will be hosting a booth at the annual American Geophysical Union Fall meeting December 14 – 18, 2015. We will be in booth #118 in the NSF section.

New Polar Center Video

A short 2 minute film all about us. Turn up the volume.

Teacher Workshop

Teacher Workshop, Polar Science: A Teachers Guide to Climate Change. Friday, January 30, 2015.

Advances in Polar Research Since the International Polar Year

One-day conference, Wednesday, February 25, 2015.

Polar Day 2016

Save The Date. Polar Day 2016 will be held on March 22, in the Freeman Auditorium and the McCoy Natatorium, University Park campus. More information as we move closer.

Biodiversity Resilience

The Polar Center was represented at the Biodiversity Resilience, Biodiversity Institute Symposium, October 2nd and 3rd 2013, Department of Zoology, University Of Oxford.

Dr. Patrick Sullivan

Dr. Patrick Sullivan, Environment and Natural Resources Institute, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK. spoke on the subject of “Soil nitrogen availability constrains growth and allocation of treelike trees in northwest Alaska” on January 15th, 2014 at Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library, University Park Campus.