Encyclopedia about the Arctic region, explaining polar phenomena and scientific terminologyLearn More
Citizen environmental monitoring carried out at participating schoolsLearn More
A chance for students and their teachers to win a trip to an Arctic stationLearn More
Virtual classes from Arctic research stations by scientist
This is the main component of the EDU-ARCTIC program. Transmissions from polar stations, will be provided for schools. Additionally, to raise the attractiveness and diversity of scientific subjects, some special transmissions with selected experts in polar research and Earth sciences will be provided by other institutions. Online lessons will be dealing with the following disciplines and research topics: environmental sciences, geophysics (seismology, Earth magnetism), geology, geomorphology, climatology, climate change, atmospheric chemistry and physics, hydrology, ecology, soil science, oceanography, microbiology, marine, biology, biodiversity, paleoecology, limnology and additionally anthropology, the sociology of Arctic regions, human biology and medicine, genetics, zoology, biology and to some extent socio-humanities.
Encyclopedia about the Arctic region, explaining polar phenomena and scientific terminology
Citizen environmental monitoring carried out at participating schools
All schools in Europe are invited to participate in a meteorological and phenological observations in schools’ surroundings, to report these observations on the portal and to have access to interesting accumulated data. We invite you to become a part of a larger effort to gain a holistic understanding of global environmental issues. Your students may act as scientific eyes and ears in the field. No special equipment is needed, you’ll just report observations once a week, using our user-friendly tool. We also prepared a useful guide on how to conduct observations and report (you will find it below). Teachers may download reports containing gathered information and use them for a wide variety of subjects, including biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics.
We invite you to report observations conducted by your students in schools’ surrounding each Monday. If you are unable to report it on Monday, no worries: you may still do that on Tuesday, but remember to provide information on values accurate for the previous day.
Some meteorological parameters in our monitoring system are reported as actual values: air temperature, cloud cover, precipitation, visibility reduction and wind force. We are also asking you to report on meteorological and hydrological phenomena, which occurred within the previous week: lightning, extreme and other atmospheric phenomena, ice on lakes and rivers and snow cover.
We also engage you in biological field observations, including plants (Birch, Lilac, Bilberry, Rosebay willowherb, Rowan), insects (Bumble bee, Mosquito, Ant, Common brimstone, European peacock butterfly) and birds monitoring (Arctic tern, Common Cuckoo, White wagtail, Crane).
Due to the large variation through the entire European continent some of the parameters and variables can be difficult to observe throughout Europe. However, we tried to propose monitoring of species, which are occurring all the way from the Mediterranean Sea in the south to the Barents Sea in the north, and some of the parameters may be valid for European Arctic (like Svalbard). If particular species are not observed in your surroundings, you may just leave the box empty, but still provide other information.
And remember, there are extra points in EDU-GAME for being a part of our Monitoring system!
Check out our MANUAL FOR TEACHERS describing in details all the rules, technical issues and all parameters to be observed. We hope it will be a useful field guide for teachers and our young future - scientists.
Other language versions: WERSJA POLSKA (Polish version)
A chance for students and their teachers to win a trip to an Arctic station
EDU-ARCTIC invites pupils from secondary schools across Europe to join the Arctic Competition with their teachers and develop a science project or an innovation project designed for an arctic environment. Young students and their teachers who are fascinated by disciplines such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics, though not yet scientists, will have the opportunity to take part in a scientific expedition in the Arctic. The Arctic competition is for teams of one pupil, aged 13 to 20, and one teacher. Participating teams can come from secondary schools across Europe. The participation in the Arctic competition is voluntary. You can ask questions about the competition before deciding whether or not to participate. If you do agree to participate, you may withdraw yourself from the project at any time, without giving a reason and without penalty.
The EDU-ARCTIC Forum will be held in 3 European countries
The EDU-ARCTIC team has the pleasure to invite teachers from schools registered on the portal to submit their application for participation in one of the three Educators’ Fora. This workshop will be dedicated to teachers from western and southern Europe (Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Vatican City).
The EDU-ARCTIC team has the pleasure to invite teachers from schools registered on the portal to submit their application for participation in Educators’ Forum in Warsaw. This workshop will be dedicated to schools and teachers from central and eastern Europe (Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, FYR Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine).
The EDU-ARCTIC team has the pleasure to invite teachers from schools registered on the portal to submit their application for participation in the Educators’ Forum in Norway. This workshop will be dedicated to schools and teachers from northern Europe (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Færø Islands, Iceland, Greenland and Svalbard).