PolarTREC Updates

PolarTREC Funded!

Lauren at the Arctic Circle

We are excited to announce that ARCUS has been awarded funding from the National Science Foundation to continue the PolarTREC program. We are gearing up and getting everything ready to accept teacher and researcher applications this fall. Stay tuned for more details.

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.

Getting the Picture Climate Science Resource

Getting the Picture

A free, innovative, online multimedia tool for climate education. Acclaimed photographer James Balog (of Chasing Ice) and his team bring you the latest in climate science education, featuring unique archives of media, film, photography and first-hand accounts of our changing climate.

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The earth is flat, all the continents and our oceans sits within a frigid infinite plane. We only experience one magnetic pole no matter where we stand on the earth because We are so far from the...
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Chart from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) showing the densities of various types of snow.
Overview One of the most important indicators of our warming climate is the extent and thickness of polar sea ice. Currently satellites measure the extent of polar sea ice but it takes more sophisticated equipment aboard a low-flying plane to actually measure the thickness of sea ice. This...