EDU-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.
"It is not about art or science itself, it's all about passion," she said in the presentation. "For mid-latitudinal countries the Arctic is a mystery, a magnet and may be effectively used to increase the intreset of youngsters towards STEM in general."
At the Assembly, the EDU-Arctic project was also discussed by the Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands, Mr. Aksel V. Johannesen, during the plenary session "Faroe Islands: Vision of the Arctic" on Sunday, October 9th.
Furthermore, the project was promoted with a roll-up, by distributing the leaflets and in private meetings with the representatives of the INTERACT project, ARCUS, WMO, IASC, APECS, the European Polar Board, and High North News.
EDU-Arctic was also featured during the discussion of the results of the White House Arctic Science Ministerial meeting, at which Polish Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education Professor Teresa Czerwińska gave a presentation on the EDU-ARCTIC project.
The annual Arctic Circle Assembly is the largest annual international gathering on the Arctic, attended by more than 2000 participants from 50 countries. The Assembly is held every October at the Harpa Conference Center and Concert Hall in Reykjavík, Iceland.