- Your ninth online newsletter
- Arctic Competition – 2nd edition is on!
- New lessons and new rules of enrolment
- What’s new on Polarpedia
- EDUCATORS’ FORUM in Oslo
- Spreading the word about EDU-ARCTIC: Arctic Circle and Bucarest
1. Your ninth online newsletter
Dear teachers, they say that November is the most depressing month of the year. And yet, thanks to you, we remain high spirited and we hope you are, too. We have a lot to announce you: new ideas, new topics, new challenges.
2. Arctic Competition – 2nd edition is on!
Would you like to experience real northern, scientific adventure? Now you have a chance! The impatiently awaited second edition of Arctic Competition has begun. This time you have a chance to win a trip to NIBIO Research station Svanhovd or Polish Polar Station Hornsund on Svalbard. Please read NEW RULES carefully. Questions? Check our FAQ or contact us!
3. New lessons and new rules of enrolment
In November learn all about mass balance of glaciers, lidars and the rock cycle, travel with Belgian Antarctic Expedition, visit Sami – the reindeer people, see for yourself that what happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic.
In December meet brown bears and find out if they believe in gender steretypes, explore water resources of the Arctic, check if you can be a tourist in the Arctic and debunk some myths regarding climate change - with science. You can also visit Arctic, the people’s land, find out why Lidars are so important for human life, take a journey to Iceland – land of air and water, If you wish to begin your adventure with Monitoring system – don’t miss introductory webinar full of interesting facts and hot tips!
If the lesson is full, please still enroll to show you’re interested in a topic, which is a hint for us to repeat it.
Need help with enrolment? Check out our short video tutorial. Watch video explaining how to connect to the lesson. Remember, you can get an overview of the online lessons that are already available by having a look at the calendar of upcoming lessons. The time of online lessons is always posted in UTC (GMT+0), so make sure to convert it to the right time zone, if necessary!
4. What’s new on Polarpedia
5. EDUCATORS’ FORUM in Oslo
16 teachers from 13 countries shared their experience in use of EDU-ARCTIC in their schools practice, mastered their use of project tools and became genuinely engaged as project ambassadors. Also, 2 winners of Arctic Competition 2017 presented their travelogue - EDU-ARCTIC Faroe expedition diary 2017, which was definitely hugely inspiring and motivating for all participants!
6. Spreading the word about EDU-ARCTIC: Arctic Circle and Bucarest
Arctic Circle is the largest annual international gathering in the Arctic, so naturally – we couldn’t possibly miss it. We had to be in Reykjavík!
This annual event is attended by more than 2000 participants from 50 countries: heads of states and governments, officials, experts, scientists, entrepreneurs, indigenous representatives, environmentalists, students from the growing international community of partners and participants interested in the future of the Arctic. During breakout session ‘The Arctic and Polar Research as a Vehicle for Stem & Environmental Education’ as well as at the exhibition ’Poland and the Arctic. From long tradition to modern studies of the Arctic’ EDU-ARCTIC was presented.
Another major event we participated in was not as numerous, but no less interesting. National Conference for STEM teachers and experts in education field in Romania (Bucarest) brought together international and local experts from education and science, discussing and experimenting with STEM's innovative approaches. It was a pleasure to organize hands-on workshop for Romanian teachers and connect online with our team on Spitsbergen!