For Teachers

PolarTREC Teacher Karl Horeis works on an archaeological excavation in arctic AlPolarTREC Teacher Karl Horeis works on an archaeological excavation in arctic Alaska. PolarTREC has several activities, opportunities, and resources for teachers to learn more about the polar regions and polar science. Navigate through the features of this page to learn more about the PolarTREC program, explore ways to participate in research experiences or the polar science online course, and search for resources to teach about the polar regions.

Whether you are interested in a teacher research experience, building new professional networks, or enriching your classroom content—PolarTREC has something for every educator!

Important Update about PolarTREC

Many of you have been inquiring about a 2015-2016 PolarTREC program. At this time, we do not have any funding to host a program for the 2015-2016 Arctic and Antarctica expeditions. We will continue to support our PolarTREC alumni of teachers and researchers as well as the remaining expeditions for 2014 and early 2015 to Antarctica. We hope you will continue to follow these amazing teachers and the research being conducted in the Polar Regions.

All the resources, past photos, journals, and archives will remain available for you to access and use.

Any questions or comments, can be directed to Sarah and Janet at info [at]