2012-2013 Science Planning Summaries
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Program Manager:
Mr. Peter West


ASC POC/Implementer:
Addie Coyac

Ms. Janet Warburton (Principal Investigator)
http://www.polartrec.com/External Non U.S. Government Site

Arctic Research Consortium
Fairbanks, Alaska

Supporting Stations:  McMurdo Station
Research Locations:  See "Field-Season Overview"

Project Description:
PolarTREC (Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating) is a program in which K-12 teachers spend two to six weeks participating in hands-on field research experiences in the polar regions. The goal of PolarTREC is to invigorate polar science education and understanding by bringing K-12 educators and polar researchers together. By fostering the integration of research and education, PolarTREC will continue the momentum established during the International Polar Year (IPY). The program is managed by the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS) and is housed in Fairbanks, Alaska. ARCUS is a nonprofit member consortium of educational and scientific institutions that have a substantial commitment to polar research.

Field Season Overview:
Through a competitive application and review process teachers are selected for participation in the program. This year, four PolarTREC teachers have been paired with NSF-funded Antarctic research projects: Brian DuBay will join Samantha Hansen’s field team (G-061); Jacquelyn Hams will work with Dave Marchant in Beacon Valley (G-054); Mike LeBaron will participate in the WISSARD project (Priscu C-523, Tulaczyk C-521, Powell C-522); and Liz Ratliff will deploy to the South Pole as a member of the IceCube team (A-333).

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Curator: Esther L. Hill PhD, Antarctic Support Contract   |   NSF Official: Alexandra Isern, Office of Polar Programs