Host an Educator on Your Project
Share your knowledge and passion for science! Researchers can host a PolarTREC educator (formal or informal) in the field and share their knowledge of polar research in both formal classrooms and informal educational settings around the world. By including a PolarTREC educator, the research team gains a trained and enthusiastic helping hand in the field, an expert in communication and outreach to share their science, and connections between the science and the education communities.
Researchers working in the polar regions can apply to host a PolarTREC educator on their scientific expeditions in the Arctic or in Antarctica. Researchers do not incur any additional costs to their project but can gain a lot from the inclusion of an educator on their project.
The application for researchers to host PolarTREC educators is generally available late summer for the upcoming Arctic and Antarctic field seasons. If you are interested in hosting a PolarTREC educator, please contact PolarTREC Project Managers at info [at] polartrec.com to discuss your individual situation.
Mentor Pre- and In-Service Educators
You do not have to host an educator on your expedition to serve as a content expert or mentor to pre- and in-service educators interested in improving their knowledge of polar science. Through the alumni and extended networks, researchers serve as valuable contributors as presenters or just someone willing to be contacted to answer questions or review science material for a lesson plan.
If you are interested in serving as a content expert, please email info [at] polartrec.com. Please include your name, contact information, and a brief description of your scientific interests.
Conduct Education and Outreach Activities
PolarTREC is a continually growing network of educators, scientists, and other polar professionals. If you are interested in making connections to educators in or near your community, let us know!
Additionally, don't forget to visit the online PolarTREC Learning Resources Database before your next classroom visit or community outreach event. The Learning Resources database includes interdisciplinary lesson plans, activities, video, audio and more tools for your next outreach event.