PolarTREC Products

The PolarTREC Products page provides access to a variety of materials produced by ARCUS that are PolarTREC related. In this section, you can access program evaluations, annual reports, publications, and view presentations and materials related to polar related meetings and workshops.

Workshop

Date(s):
28 June 2016 to 1 July 2016
Location: 
Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska
Vegetation Plots
Summary

Researcher Carl Roland works with teacher training participants on understanding vegetation plot studies.

Climate Change: Seeing, Understanding, and Teaching

The Denali field camp course, offered through Alaska Geographic, is a four-day immersive teacher professional development course held in Denali National Park. The course was developed by Sarah Bartholow with the assistance of various partners. PolarTREC and ARCUS staff play the role of lead organizer and facilitator for the course, as well as bringing in the invited program alumni as a guest instructor. The course focus...

Date(s):
29 June 2015 to 2 July 2015
Location: 
Denali National Park, Alaska, United States
Participants learning on paleoclimate activities.
Summary

Participants learning on paleoclimate activities.

Climate Change: Seeing, Understanding, and Teaching

The Denali field camp course, offered through Alaska Geographic, is a four-day immersive teacher professional development course held in Denali National Park. The course was developed by Sarah Bartholow with the assistance of various partners. PolarTREC and ARCUS staff play the role of lead organizer and facilitator for the course, as well as bringing in the invited program alumni as a guest instructor. The course focus promotes developing teachers’ skills for integrating climate...

Date(s):
28 July 2014 to 31 July 2014
Location: 
Denali National Park, Alaska, United States
Participants reviewing the carbon cycle.
Summary

Participants reviewing the carbon cycle.

Climate Change: Seeing, Understanding, and Teaching

The Denali field camp course, offered through Alaska Geographic, is a four-day immersive teacher professional development course held in Denali National Park. The course was developed by Sarah Bartholow with the assistance of various partners. PolarTREC and ARCUS staff play the role of lead organizer and facilitator for the course, as well as bringing in the invited program alumni as a guest instructor. The course focus promotes developing teachers’ skills for integrating climate change...

Date(s):
30 July 2013 to 1 August 2013
Location: 
Monterrey Bay, California, United States
ROV Group Photo
Participants building ROVs
Summary

Middle School teachers in the Monterey Bay area participated in a three-day Polar Workshop designed to enlighten teachers regarding marine polar science and exploration through the use of remotely operated vehicles, or ROVs.

Evaluation

Date(s):
31 December 2015
Report
Summary

This final PolarTREC report presents the findings from the summative evaluation of the PolarTREC program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF PLR Award #0956825) from 2010 to 2014.

JASE Evaluation Report
Summary

The goal of the JASE pilot program was to advance polar science education and understanding by students from the U.S. and Chile through hands-­‐on field experiences.

Publication

2002 Arctic Science Education Report
Summary

In March 2000, a group of scientists, educators, and Indigenous education specialists came together, in Fairbanks, Alaska, to develop recommendations on improving scientific literacy through focusing on the arctic environment and cultures and arctic research.

The Arctic Science Education Working Group (ASEWG) was charged to develop a set of recommendations for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Polar Programs Arctic Sciences Section to effectively integrate arctic science and education programs in ways that would fully involve arctic residents in the research and education process.

The resulting report specifically outlines approaches to support the development of programs in the Arctic integrating research and education and that will catalyze and improve collaborations between researchers and arctic residents.

SACNAS News
Summary

The SACNAS News showcases the science and diversity of SACNAS members while sharing their research, stories, and experiences. Each issue of the bi-annual digital publication features in-depth coverage of current issues within the scientific community, celebrates the achievements and contributions of our members, and provides resources for academic and professional development. Written by and about SACNAS scientists, the SACNAS News is truly the voice of the SACNISTA movement.

Date(s):
7 May 2015
Breaking Ice
Summary

This special issue of the National Earth Science Teachers Association journal, The Earth Scientist , is sponsored by the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Ocean Research at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and is focused on the world's oceans. The articles, by teachers, scientists, and science educators from across the country, cover a range of topics - polar research, coral reefs, ocean acidification, air-sea interactions, climate research, the Census of Marine Life, ocean drilling, and information on cutting edge observatory initiatives.

Meeting

Date(s):
12 March 2015 to 15 March 2015
Location: 
Chicago, Illinios, United States
Summary

NSTA 2015 Conference on Science Education