PolarTREC (Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating) is a program in which K-12 teachers spend 3-6 weeks participating in hands-on field research experiences in the polar regions.
The goal of PolarTREC is to invigorate polar science education and understanding by bringing K-12 educators and polar researchers together.
The main components of PolarTREC Include:
- provide hands-on field research experiences that are implemented in the polar regions;
- broadly disseminate teacher experiences to students, professionals, and the public;
- develop a sustainable learning community; and
- provide clear and appropriate measures of project success.
The core of the PolarTREC program is the field research experience, whereby PolarTREC teachers participate in field research in the Arctic or Antarctic for three to six weeks. Selected research projects represent the leading edge of scientific inquiry and include the K-12 teacher as an integral part of the science team.
The 2017-2018 Application Period is now open. The application deadline is Monday, 10 October 2016.
For more information, visit www.polartrec.com