Celebrate Antarctica Day!

The flags of the original twelve signatory nations of the Antarctic Treaty

Join educator Jocelyn Argueta and researcher Jim Madsen for a presentation celebrating Antarctica Day 2019.

UPDATE: The webinar date has changed, it will now take place on Friday, 6 December 2019 at 7:30 AM AKST (8:30 AM PST, 9:30 MST, 10:30 AM CST, 11:30 AM EST). Register here.

NOTE: This event has been cancelled due to lack of satellite availability. There is a possibility that it could be rescheduled. We'll announce it on the website, if that happens. Thanks for your patience and interest!

Published! Inspiring the next generation of polar scientists

Student participating in a class project entitled, Polar-ympics, transporting“ice blocks”for construction of an igloo. (Photo by Daphne Lynd.)

Inspiring the next generation of polar scientists: Classroom extensions from teachers with research experiences is a newly published article in the Polar Record. It is written by ARCUS staff and PolarTREC alumni educators and shares impacts of participating in a Teacher Research Experience.

MOSAiC Expedition: Sign Up for Weekly Expedition Engagement Activities!

MOSAiC Expedition

On September 20, 2019 one of the largest research expeditions in the Central Arctic ever conducted will begin when the Polarstern icebreaker sets out to freeze itself in Arctic sea ice for a year. Keep track of the expedition and what’s going on in the Arctic through MOSAiC's weekly news – MOSAiC Monday – great for K-12, undergraduate, and graduate classroom use. Engage your students with real-time updates, behind the scenes access to the MOSAiC expedition, and short, simple activities. Sign up to receive MOSAiC Monday in your inbox every Monday during the expedition. PolarTREC educator, Katie Gavenus and researcher Anne Gold will be on the first leg of this expedition. You can follow their journey through the expedition page on PolarTREC and subscribe to their journals.

Now Archived! PolarConnect Event with educator Kate Steeper

Kate at Atigun Gorge

On Thursday 15 August, educator Kate Steeper and researcher Dr. Syndonia Bret-Harte presented live from Toolik Field Station in Alaska on the sampling and research that have been carried out on a research project looking at shrubs, snow, and nitrogen in arctic Alaska. You can learn more about Kate's expedition here. An archive of the event can be found here.