Registration Now Open for Researchers and Teachers
Make an Impact Workshop at ASSW 2016
The Arctic in the Classroom Project Kick-off Event
Deadline: Monday, 1 February 2016, 5:00 p.m. Alaska Standard Time
For further information, please contact Sarah Bartholow (ARCUS)
Register at ARCUS website: http://www.arcus.org/tac/2016-workshop/registration
The Arctic in the Classroom program is currently accepting applications from teachers and researchers for participation in the Make an Impact workshop, the program’s kickoff event. Travel, accommodations, and ASSW registration are covered for the workshop. Participants are also awarded the opportunity for continued support within The Arctic in the Classroom program. Teachers and researchers can register for approximately 15 openings available. Registration period: 11 January - 1 February 2016
Make an Impact Workshop at Arctic Science Summit Week
When: March 13-15, 2016
Where: University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska
Workshop organizer, the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS) is looking for:
• Educators that currently teach in Alaskan Arctic communities, with experience or interest in incorporating local Arctic research into their teaching through citizen science and community based monitoring.
• Researchers who conduct funded research in the Alaskan Arctic with experience or interest using citizen science practices as a method to expose teachers, students, and local communities to local Arctic research.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
ARCUS is excited to bring a new program into its portfolio for 2016. The Arctic in the Classroom (TAC) program and associated workshop is partnering scientists, educators, and communities to improve Arctic education. The Alaskan Arctic is a science-rich region with compelling natural landscapes, ecosystems, and people. Arctic science, however, is often not communicated outside the walls of research institutions and public knowledge of the Arctic is poor. At the same time, U.S. students are falling behind in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and teachers are struggling to develop curriculum that engages students and meets new teaching standards. This program provides a nexus between these issues, with activities targeted to educate K-12 teachers, students, communities, and others about the Arctic. We aim to bring together the best practices in facilitating successful citizen science projects and community-based monitoring to support the collaboration of students, teachers, and researchers in arctic communities. Support for this program is provided by the Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) and applicable community service payments from federal court settlements.
WORKSHOP REGISTRATION PERIOD
The application period for teachers to participate in the Make an Impact Workshop will begin on Monday, 11 January 2016 and end on Monday, 1 February 2016.
Further information about the program is available at: https://www.arcus.org/tac
Further Workshop Information is available at: https://www.arcus.org/tac/2016-workshop
Contact Sarah Bartholow