Newsletter n°2, 15 February 2017
In this newsletter:
- Your second online newsletter
- More online lessons coming
- Arctic competition - deadline approaching!
- Why is the Arctic fascinating? Watch our new video.
- Spreading the word about EDU-ARCTIC
Your second online newsletter
This is the second online newsletter that you get as a part of the EDU-ARCTIC family, dedicated to keeping you informed about the latest developments and key happenings within the EDU-ARCTIC project, as well as to remind you about the very useful educational tools that are available to you as educators.
More online lessons coming
The EDU-ARCTIC consortium is very proud to launch more online lessons on various Arctic research topics. These include the very first webinars conducted by UVSQ (France) and Arctic Portal (Iceland). We also have a special guest scientist – an ornithologist from “Polish Birds”, a non-governmental organization. If you want to learn more about POLAR VORTEX, find out WHY is all the fish in the NORTHERN SEA or follow the FLIGHT OF THE SWANS – sign in.
Have you ever wondered how length of day and night depend on latitude? Or how dark is the polar night? Or what do reindeer have in common with the Earth rotation angle? The online lesson Polar night and midnight sun - one year in the Arctic will answer all these questions.
Everything that you wanted to know about the most famous Arctic animal – the polar bear – will be included into the online lesson, “Polar bear - the king of Arctic”.
Fisheries have always had a great impact on Arctic communities, providing them with a valuable source of protein and seafaring experience. In the online lesson Northern seas, why is all the fish there? it will be explained why these parts of the ocean are so rich in fish and what might happen to fish stocks as a consequence of global warming.
You can get an overview of the online lessons that are already available by having a look at the calendar of upcoming lessons.
As there are limitations to the number of schools that can participate in each lesson, make sure to sign up early for the online lesson that interests you! After some time, a recording of each online lesson will also be available in our video archives to consult at your leisure.
To accompany each online lesson, the Polarpedia is available as an online, multilingual glossary to help students understand key terms for each lesson. Over time, as more online lessons are added, more terms will be added to the Polarpedia.
Arctic competition - deadline approaching!
How is your work going on your application? We can’t wait to read your ideas! It won’t be long now – remember, the applications (short summary) must be uploaded by the 1st of March (by midnight), while full proposals must be submitted by the 20th of March (also by midnight). Stay creative!
For more details, please consult the Arctic competitions page on the EDU-ARCTIC website, as well as the competition rules and the information sheet about the competition.
We've also prepared additional FAQs for participants with useful information and tips.
Why is the Arctic fascinating? Watch our new video.
What draws young people to the Arctic? What is the future of Arctic research? Meet current and future researchers from northern polar regions. They come from very different places and have various motivations. What’s yours? We hope you’ll enjoy our new project video.
We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming online lessons and the best of luck with competition applications!
Spreading the word about EDU-ARCTIC
We hope that as members of the EDU-ARCTIC community, you will help us spread the word about the project! We have many promotional materials, including videos available in eight languages on the EDU-ARCTIC YouTube channel plus promotional brochures in seven languages available on our website.
And don’t forget to visit our website for the latest news, follow our Facebook page, Twitter feed and Instagram account. We also have an EDU-ARCTIC profile on LinkedIn, which you are welcome and encouraged to follow, as it can help you to make contact with other professionals in STEM education.
We look forward to seeing many of you at the upcoming online lessons and hope to see some of you compete in the first Arctic competition!