PolarTREC Updates

Accepting Teacher Applications!

Lucy Coleman hiking up Observation Hill.

Apply Today! Teachers interested in applying to the PolarTREC program can now submit applications for the 2016-2017 year. Application Submission Deadline is Tuesday, 8 September 2015 - 5:00 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time.

PolarTREC Informational Webinar

PolarTREC Informational Webinar (Web Seminar) for Teachers & Researchers

PolarTREC Informational Webinar (Web Seminar) for Teachers & Researchers
The webinar was held 29 July 2015. The informational webinar gives an overview of the PolarTREC program, its goals and objectives, program components, the application process, and will address frequently asked questions.

Accepting Researcher Applications!

Researchers Apply

Apply Today! Teachers interested in applying to the PolarTREC program can now submit applications for the 2016-2017 year. Application Submission Deadline is Tuesday, 8 September 2015 - 5:00 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time.

PolarTREC Teacher Receives National Award

PolarTREC Teacher Mark Paricio

PolarTREC teacher Mark Paricio received the PAEMST award and mentions his work in Siberia. The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is the highest recognition that a kindergarten through 12th grade mathematics or science (including computer science) teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States. Up to 108 teachers are recognized each year.

New Alumni Team Highlight

Paula Dell and researcher Kristin O'Brien

PolarTREC teacher Paula Dell and researcher Dr. Kristin O'Brien collaborated together on the Biology of Antarctic Fishes research expeditions in 2011 and 2013. They went aboard the research vessel Laurence M. Gould, and also worked at Palmer Station, Antarctica. In this video, Kristin discusses the benefits of having a teacher along on the expedition, and they both discuss the impacts that the PolarTREC program had on Paula's students.

Evaluation Report Available

Final report for the Joint Antarctic School Expedition (JASE) pilot program

Final report for the Joint Antarctic School Expedition (JASE) pilot program. The program goal was to advance polar science education and understanding by students from the U.S. and Chile through hands-­‐on field experiences.

US Arctic Council Chairmanship

Arctic Council logo

The US began its term as chairman of the Arctic Council in April 2015. The chairmanship theme, One Arctic: Shared Opportunities, Challenges, and Responsibilities, reflects the U.S. commitment to a well-managed Arctic, marked by international cooperation.

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