TEACHERS AND RESEARCHERS EXPLORING AND COLLABORATING IN THE ARCTIC AND ANTARCTIC
Project DescriptionPolarTREC (Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating in the Arctic and Antarctic) is a program of the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS), funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in which K-12 teachers participate in polar research, working closely with scientists as a pathway to improving science education. PolarTREC builds on the outstanding scientific and cultural opportunities in the Arctic and Antarctic to link research and education through intriguing topics that will engage students and the wider public. PolarTREC is a three-year (2007-2009) IPY project that builds on the strengths of the past TREC program in the Arctic to embrace a wider range of research activities occurring at both poles during and after the International Polar Year.
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