Goals and Objectives

Taking sediment cores in the Arctic Ocean, SvalbardTaking sediment cores in the Arctic Ocean, Svalbard The long-term PolarTREC vision is to create and sustain a successful approach to professional development in the polar regions, fostering enthusiasm and awareness to inspire the next generation of scientists and a STEM-literate public. The program goal is to invigorate polar science education and understanding by bringing educators and polar researchers together in professional collaboration. By integrating research and education, PolarTREC will help sustain and grow the scientific, public, and political enthusiasm for polar research and education. We hope to achieve this goal through the following objectives:

  • Objective 1: To improve teachers’ STEM content knowledge of the Polar Regions and transfer to the classroom

  • Objective 2: To increase teachers’ knowledge and use of STEM practices with their students in the classroom

  • Objective 3: To increase students’ understanding and engagement in the Polar Regions and interest

  • Objective 4: To develop long-term professional relationships between the education and research communities