PolarTREC Teacher Receives National Award
PolarTREC teacher Mark Paricio received the PAEMST award and mentions his work in Siberia. The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is the highest recognition that a kindergarten through 12th grade mathematics or science (including computer science) teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States. Up to 108 teachers are recognized each year.
New Alumni Team Highlight
PolarTREC teacher Paula Dell and researcher Dr. Kristin O'Brien collaborated together on the Biology of Antarctic Fishes research expeditions in 2011 and 2013. They went aboard the research vessel Laurence M. Gould, and also worked at Palmer Station, Antarctica. In this video, Kristin discusses the benefits of having a teacher along on the expedition, and they both discuss the impacts that the PolarTREC program had on Paula's students.
We are excited to announce that ARCUS has been awarded funding from the National Science Foundation to continue the PolarTREC program. We are gearing up and getting everything ready to accept teacher and researcher applications this fall. Stay tuned for more details.
Students Head to Greenland
Dartmouth’s Institute of Arctic Studies, in cooperation with the US National Science Foundation and the Government of Greenland, is planning an exciting polar science field program based in Greenland for teachers and high school students from Greenland, Denmark, and the United States. This year’s program will run from June 30 to July 20, 2015.
Evaluation Report Available
Final report for the Joint Antarctic School Expedition (JASE) pilot program. The program goal was to advance polar science education and understanding by students from the U.S. and Chile through hands-‐on field experiences.
US Arctic Council Chairmanship
The US began its term as chairman of the Arctic Council in April 2015. The chairmanship theme, One Arctic: Shared Opportunities, Challenges, and Responsibilities, reflects the U.S. commitment to a well-managed Arctic, marked by international cooperation.
Getting the Picture Climate Science Resource
A free, innovative, online multimedia tool for climate education. Acclaimed photographer James Balog (of Chasing Ice) and his team bring you the latest in climate science education, featuring unique archives of media, film, photography and first-hand accounts of our changing climate.
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