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Turkey collageOn October 28, EDU-ARCTIC Project Leader, the Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences (IGF PAS) had the honour of hosting representatives from four Turkish Ministries (national education, labour, health and family, and social policy) at their premises in Warsaw during a week-long visit of the Turkish delegation to Poland. The delegation had great interest in the experience of IGF PAS in obtaining EU funding for education and outreach projects.

From October 12th to 16th, one of the EDU-ARCTIC project's partners - the Observatory of the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin (UVSQ) in the Department of Yvelines, France - hosted open door days and a science fair as part of France's annual "Fête de la science" events.

From Wednesday 12 October to Friday 14 October, different sections of the UVSQ opened its doors to more than 750 high school students from the Department of Yvelines near Paris, as well as a senior class of students from the Finnish town of Mikkeli. Students had the opportunity to see some of the equipment at he university in action and ask questions to the scientists conducting research there.

arctic circle1EDU-ARCTIC & ERIS Project Manager Dr. Agata Goździk presented the EDU-ARCTIC project at the recent Arctic Circle Assembly during the breakout session "The educating of mid-latitudinal countries on climate change through art and science" on October 8th.

Dr. Goździk shared her experience from working on the EDUSCIENCE project, which was the largest innovative project implemented in Poland in the field of mathematical and natural sciences, and talked about the ideas underlying EDU-ARCTIC.

On 27 September at White House Arctic Science Ministerial Side-Event two panel discussions with international Arctic leaders explored the role that Arctic research plays in the empowerment of Arctic communities and to inspire learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The EDU-Arctic project was showcased at the event.

The online discussion surrounding the event used the hashtag #ArcticSciEd.

The Edu-Arcitc presentation was showcased at Arctic Science Ministerial Side-Event. 

Organized by the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS)Arctic PortalWoods Hole Research Center, Arctic 21, the PoLAR Partnershipthe Consortium for Ocean Leadershipthe EDU-ARCTIC consortium, the Arctic Science Ministerial Side-Event took place in Washington, th D.C. on the morning of September 27 at the ARCUS Washington DC office. 

Arctic science as a vehicle for STEM Education and Citizen Empowerment.

Organized by the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS), Arctic Portal, Woods Hole Research Center, Arctic 21, the PoLAR Partnership, the Consortium for Ocean Leadershipthe EDU-ARCTIC consortium, the Arctic Science Ministerial Side-Event will take place in Washington, th D.C. on the morning of September 27 at the ARCUS Washington DC office. 

With a research vessel, brand new project tools and polar bears!

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From September 16th to 19th, the EDU-ARCTIC consortium will hold a Methodological Workshop on Norway's Svalbard archipelago. The workshop will be hosted by the Institute of Geophysics PAS, the leader of the project.

This workshop comes right before the main part of the project - starting to implement the program at schools – is set to begin.

Over the past 20 years, there has been growing interest in science education in most European countries, as well as around the world. Such policies usually have a dual purpose: to promote science literacy among all young people (and even adults) and attract young people to science and the disciplines of technology in secondary and higher education, with the aim of encouraging them to move to science and technology professions and/or research-scientific careers.