Pole Dancing

When you are out in the cold, taking samples and measurements, do you sometimes get “jiggy with it” to keep warm? Then perhaps pole dancing is for you—dancing at the North or South Pole that is. March 1, 2007 marks the beginning of International Polar Year (IPY), an international and multidisciplinary effort involving 50,000 people from more than 60 countries in Arctic and Antarctic research.  IPY 2007-2008, which actually...

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SEEDS Leadership Meeting, San Jose CA (DAY 1)

Long flights, rain and cold weather could not stop the energy and excitement of the SEEDS fellows arriving here in San Jose, CA. Old fellows are excited to be here again with friends and new fellows are excited to meet new friends. Oh the wonderful life of being a fellow! We are sitting here relaxing around the table discussing the problems in integrating conservation of biodiversity and local communities, it has made me realize that...

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