PolarTREC (Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating) is currently accepting applications from both educators and researchers for the PolarTREC program.
Applications for a field-based research experience in the polar regions for 2019-2020 will be accepted from both U.S. informal science educators as well as formal U.S. classroom teachers (teaching in grades 6-12). Informal educators should have the primary focus on outreach to middle and high school students and/or professional development for their teachers. Applications will be to participate in field research learning experiences during the 2019 (usually Arctic) or 2019-20 (usually Antarctic) field seasons. The application deadline is Monday, 24 September 2018.
Important: Final selection for this round of applications is pending funding from the National Science Foundation. We will keep all applicants informed of our funding status.
We need researchers! Researchers that work in the polar regions are encouraged to submit an application to host an educator during the 2019-2020 field seasons.
More information about candidate criteria, application forms, researcher application questions, and program requirements for both teachers and researchers are available at: http://www.polartrec.com