PolarTREC News

AGU Abstracts Due August 6

PolarTREC teacher presents at AGU
18 July 2014

Reminder! Abstracts are NOW due for the American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting 15-19 December in San Francisco, California. Present on PolarTREC science and education, attend lectures and the GIFT workshop, and connect with polar researchers.

Current Expedition

Barrow, Alaska
14 July 2014

How do people respond to environmental risk in a time of rapid global change? Follow Sian Proctor and her team studying the historical ecology of risk management in Barrow, Alaska.

Current Expedition

Students in JSEP
7 July 2014

Joint Science Education Project 2014

Students from Greenland, Denmark, and the US are all working together to study Arctic science and contribute to a cultural exchange. Follow the student blogs from Kangerlussuaq and Summit Station.

Report Released

22 July 2014

A new report is now available on Arctic Research Support and Logistics: "Increasing Arctic Accessibility Over the Next Twenty Years”. The report was based on recommendations discussed at a workshop and with input from the broader community. It includes recommendations for sustaining and expanding logistics resources, capacity building, and opportunities for improved coordination of resources. The report is available free as a PDF.

Current Expedition

Linne Glacier
18 July 2014

Teacher Peggy McNeal is in Svalbard, Norway as part of a research team, which includes undergraduate geoscience students participating in the Research Experiences Undergraduates (REU) Program. They are researching how high latitude glaciers, melt-water streams, and sedimentation in the fjords reflect climate.

PolarTREC Alum on Permafrost Project

Tom Lane
9 July 2014

PolarTREC Teacher Tom Lane has taken science experiences into his own hands. He is working with Dr. Vladimir Romanovsky on the 2014 annual borehole survey in northern Alaska.

PolarTREC Alum in Siberia

John Wood participating in Siberia field work
27 June 2014

Program Alum John Wood joins the Polaris Project in Siberia. He's blogging for the science team as the Education Liaison.

Latest Journal

I’ve been fortunate to participate in a few educational opportunities to get kids interested in...

Latest Comments

Hi Sian, What a great question to ask! You can use this for many months after the expedition, in your classes! In my backyard we have some plants that are similar to the ones in your video. We have...
Sian- I have black oaks on my property- arguably the most valuable of the oaks to the the native people of the region. I tried to make flour from the acorns once but it was too bitter, even after...
Love the Wooly Louseworts. We saw them as the flower just started to bloom and they were completely covered with "wool" Seems this is a good adaptation for Tundra flowers. Do they have any medicinial...
Lucy, James, Susan, Sian and Larry, Thank you! The time has arrived and I leave tomorrow. So excited! -Peggy
Peggy, Good luck on what seems like an amazing expedition. I sent you an email to your cajonvalley account with a request to connect in Longyearbyen (we'll be there at the same time). Larry Kraft

From YouTube

Recent Resource

After their presentation on the IceCube observatory, Claire Hacker and Anna Caldwell-Overdier demonstrate cosmic-ray detector equipment to a couple of the Chilean students. Photo courtesy of Lynn Foshee Reed.
11 June 2014
The first Joint Antarctic School Expedition is highlighted in the spring 2014 issue of Witness the Arctic. All members of the team contributed to the article that shares their experience.