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AN: ED21A-0089
TI: PolarTREC-Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating: Science Education from the Poles to the World
AU: * Warnick, W K
EM: warnick@arcus.org
AF: ARCUS, 3535 College Road, Suite 101, Fairbanks, AK 99709, United States
AU: Breen, K
EM: breen@arcus.org
AF: ARCUS, 3535 College Road, Suite 101, Fairbanks, AK 99709, United States
AU: Warburton, J
EM: warburton@arcus.org
AF: ARCUS, 3535 College Road, Suite 101, Fairbanks, AK 99709, United States
AU: Fischer, K
EM: fischer@arcus.org
AF: ARCUS, 3535 College Road, Suite 101, Fairbanks, AK 99709, United States
AU: Wiggins, H
EM: helen@arcus.org
AF: ARCUS, 3535 College Road, Suite 101, Fairbanks, AK 99709, United States
AU: Owens, R
EM: ronnie@arcus.org
AF: ARCUS, 3535 College Road, Suite 101, Fairbanks, AK 99709, United States
AU: Polly, B
EM: zeb@arcus.org
AF: ARCUS, 3535 College Road, Suite 101, Fairbanks, AK 99709, United States
AU: Wade, B
EM: ben@arcus.org
AF: ARCUS, 3535 College Road, Suite 101, Fairbanks, AK 99709, United States
AU: Buxbaum, T
EM: tina@arcus.org
AF: ARCUS, 3535 College Road, Suite 101, Fairbanks, AK 99709, United States
AB: PolarTREC-Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating is a three-year (2007-2009) teacher professional development program celebrating the International Polar Year (IPY) that advances polar science education by bringing K-12 educators and polar researchers together in hands-on field experiences in the Arctic and Antarctic. Currently in its second year, the program fosters the integration of research and education to produce a legacy of long-term teacher-researcher collaborations, improved teacher content knowledge through experiences in scientific inquiry, and broad public interest and engagement in polar science. Through PolarTREC, over 40 U.S. teachers will spend two to six weeks in the Arctic or Antarctic, working closely with researchers in the field as an integral part of the science team. Research projects focus on a wide range of IPY science themed topics such as sea-ice dynamics, terrestrial ecology, marine biology, atmospheric chemistry, and long-term climate change. While in the field, teachers and researchers will communicate extensively with their colleagues, communities, and hundreds of students of all ages across the globe, using a variety of tools including satellite phones, online journals, podcasts and interactive "Live from IPY" calls and web-based seminars. The online outreach elements of the project convey these experiences to a broad audience far beyond the classrooms of the PolarTREC teachers. In addition to field research experiences, PolarTREC will support teacher professional development and a sustained community of teachers, scientists, and the public through workshops, Internet seminars, an e-mail listserve, and teacher peer groups. To learn more about PolarTREC visit the website at: http://www.polartrec.com or contact info@polartrec.com or 907-474-1600. PolarTREC is funded by NSF and managed by the Arctic Research Consortium of the US (ARCUS).
UR: http://www.polartrec.com
DE: 0805 Elementary and secondary education
DE: 0815 Informal education
DE: 0830 Teacher training
DE: 0850 Geoscience education research
DE: 0855 Diversity
SC: Education and Human Resources [ED]
MN: 2007 Fall Meeting