Welcome to Polar Power, a place where Alaskan students can publish fiction,
non-fiction, reflections, research, digital stories, podcasts, and poetry.
We invite you to participate in this exciting new adventure for students
living in Alaska!
The Alaska International Polar Year (IPY) team created this online ezine
to capture your writing and share it with others internationally.
Each entry must be accompanied by an
official entry form (PDF file) and
must address at least one of the six IPY themes listed below. See also the
General Rules for submissions.
- Change: Climate, development, culture. It’s about transforming
challenges into opportunities. It’s about ensuring a bright tomorrow
for the next generation…quantifying the Arctic’s past and
present, predicting its future. How have you explored the concept of change
in your community, school, or region?
- Connections: Alaska is influenced by actions and activities from beyond
its borders-our weather, ocean currents, telecommunications, politics.
How does what happen in the polar regions resonates across the planet linking
Alaska, the Arctic, Antarctica, and the rest of the world?
- Discovery: If you currently live in a polar region, what are your concerns?
What are you and your friends doing in relation to those concerns?
- Observation: Have you compared any old photographs or maps with new
ones? What differences did you note? What might explain those differences?
- People: Have you interviewed any elders in your community to find out
what the environment was like when they were your age?
- Research: What kinds
of classroom research have your or your teachers been conducting? What
other kinds of research would be helpful in studying our planet and its
climate, development, and culture?
All entries must be original, unassisted student work. In order to recognize
IPY Writers on the Polar Power ezine, it is required that parents sign
their name on the entry form.
Link to Polar Power Edition 1, Volume 1