Learn more about the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere through these multidisciplinary hands-on activities focusing on art, observation, outdoor engineering, movement, and adventure. Resources can be used in formal and informal learning environments.
* Learners will understand the astronomical phenomenon of solstice.
* Learners identify the differences in how solstice impacts their local, sub-arctic
As I write this, it is the June Solstice. The exact moment of solstice occurred a few hours ago, at 21:44 Universal Daylight Time. This was at 1:44 pm today here in Homer, Alaska. This moment marked when Earth’s north pole leaned most toward the sun, and the Earth’s south pole was tilted most away
Buoys Deployed in Arctic Ocean A global pandemic could not stop the International Arctic Buoy Program from deploying drifting weather buoys into the Arctic Ocean off the coast of Utqiaġvik, Alaska during these past few months. With the collaborative
The Wrap-Up call for the 2019-2020 PolarTREC cohort of educators and researchers archive took place on 16 June 2020. Other participants included logistics contractors, partner teachers, program evaluators, and other participants of the research teams.
On Fragile, Speedy Ice## The expedition jacket I have from the MOSAiC Expedition reads “A Year In the Arctic Ice.” While this statement was never true for any individual expedition member, it did reflect the concept at the heart of the MOSAiC Expedition: that the R/V Polarstern would freeze into
Cruise Report for the R/V Sikuliaq August 25-September 18, 2017, prepared by Dr. Carin Ashjian, Chief Scientist, and the SKQ201713S Science Team for the time PolarTREC teacher Lisa Seff was aboard and working on Upwelling and Ecology in the Beaufort Sea.
Article run in the East Hampton Star Newspaper on February 16, 2017, about teacher Lisa Seff's participation in the expedition "Upwelling and Ecology in the Bering Sea" aboard the R/V Sikuliaq in the Beaufort Sea.
It’s sometimes a common and depressing comment to hear from your students, “I’ll never use this in my life! Teach me something practical like how to pay my taxes!” As teachers, we strive to make learning relevant to student’s lives, but for a multitude of reasons sometimes your lessons just don’t have that