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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 Accepting Applications to PolarTREC

Wendy Pillars holding chick

The application period for 2020-2021 applications from U.S. educators wishing to participate in the program and for researchers wanting to host an educator in the polar regions is now open!

Educator Application Deadline: Monday, 7 October 2019 by 5:00 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time
Researcher Application Deadline: Monday, 14 October 2019 by 5:00 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time
Access the applications here

An informational webinar for the 2020-2021 PolarTREC season was held on Wednesday, 11 September 2019 for teachers, informal science educators and researchers. You can view the archive here.

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.

To the Arctic! New Expeditions Underway

Polar Animals Activity

Teachers Monica Nunez, Kate Steeper, and Piper Bartlett-Browne are all in the Arctic or headed there this month! Monica is working with University of Texas El Paso researcher Craig Tweedie on the North Slope. Kate Steeper is headed to Toolik Field Station to work with Donie Bret-Harte from University of Alaska Fairbanks, and Piper Bartlett-Browne will be headed out to the Chukchi Sea with researcher Lee Cooper from University of Maryland. You can join them on their expeditions by reading their journals, joining live from the field events, and asking your questions.