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The EDU-ARCTIC project is happy to announce that its "citizen science" Monitoring System, in which school children and their teachers can observe the environment around them, is now available.

We’re natural observers. Observing is how we learn about the world and about other people. So what can be more natural than observing natural world around us?

Hreidar Thor ValtyssonAs the online-lesson on fisheries in Arctic and subarctic seas ("Northern seas, why is all the fish there?") is approaching, Hreiðar Þór Valtýsson, an expert from the University of Akureyri, Iceland, tells teachers and students what to expect. 

science communicationEDU-ARCTIC was covered on the web-site of the Scientix project

arctic treeMaybe some of you are aware and other aren't, but in almost plantless areas like the Arctic and Antarctic, there are trees - or rather there used to be, because their forms are far more different than those we are familiar with.

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Meeting a polar bear is one of the most beautiful and perhaps terrifying experiences you can imagine (moreso for humans than polar bears). Of course seeing one at the zoo or in a wildlife documentary is nothing like seeing one in the field, its is own natural habitat.

polish station.pngAre you intrigued by the fascinating arctic nature and interested in how research is carried out? Then this is your chance! You are invited to develop a project and win an arctic expedition.

STEM flictrThe first EDU-ARCTIC introductory webinars for teachers, which will help them to learn more about the project's educational tools, are scheduled to start on Wednesday, the 4th of January, 2017 with additional broadcasts on the 10th and 19th of January.

 

2Christmas is coming! We are doing the cleaning, baking gingerbread and decorating the Christmas tree. In a while, we'll sit down together at the Christmas dinner table. However, not everyone will spend this time with their families. The employees of both the Polish polar stations in the north and the south will celebrate Christmas thousands of kilometers far away from their homes in Poland. They will celebrate in a traditional way, but under different circumstances.