For Researchers

PolarTREC Teacher Betsy Wilkening and host researcher, Harry Beine conduct snow PolarTREC Teacher Betsy Wilkening and host researcher, Harry Beine conduct snow sampling research outside Barrow, Alaska. Have you ever considered inviting a teacher to participate in your field research project? By incorporating a teacher in your research, you gain an enthusiastic team member that assists with research and camp activities, helps get the word out about your research project to students and public audiences, and isn’t afraid of an adventure! Teachers have a lot to gain by working with researchers; they learn about the polar regions, how science is conducted, and make invaluable connections to the research community.

The teacher application process for 2019 expeditions opened Monday, 27 August 2018. For 2019-2020, we will be accepting applications from both U.S. 'informal science educators' (ISEs) as well as formal U.S. classroom teachers (teaching in grades 6-12). Teachers and informal educators both will have a primary focus on middle and high school students and/or their teachers.

NOTE: Funding for the 2019-2020 program is pending funding from the National Science Foundation. We will keep applicants updated on funding status.

APPLY TODAY! The application period is open until Monday, 24 September 2018. Contact us today at info [at] polartrec.com.