Scientix Webinar: The Arctic and Polar Research for Education (EDU-ARCTIC) programme for secondary schools
Event type: webinar
Topic: applied sciences, biological sciences, earth sciences, ecology, energy, environmental sciences, fisheries sciences, food sciences, geographical information science, geography, geology, geophysics, meteorology, natural sciences, oceanography, science education, zoology
Register for the webinar here!
The webinar will take place in the Scientix online meeting room on Wednesday 21 June 2017 at 16:00 Central European Time. After registration, you will receive an email with instructions. NB: Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis!
EDU-ARCTIC is an EU-funded project, focused on using Arctic research as a vehicle to strengthen science education curricula all across Europe. It aims at encouraging students aged 13 to 20 to pursue further education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), setting them on a path to perhaps one day work in one of these sectors.
EDU-ARCTIC uses interactive, innovative online tools and has five main components:
- Online lessons hosted by polar scientists and broadcast from research stations. The lessons focus on natural science topics, polar research and why they are key to help solve important challenges in society.
- “Polarpedia”: An evolving online encyclopaedia that contains a glossary of scientific terms and educational resources in at least five national European languages.
- Competitions for European students and their teachers, in which a winning group of students and their teachers will be able to take part in a polar expedition to our research stations.
- Environmental monitoring programme: All participating schools in Europe are invited to conduct environmental observations and measurements around their school and to submit their data to an open and accessible database. The database can be used as a supplement to science classes, most notably in biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics.
- Teacher workshops and training sessions aimed at giving teachers the right tools to use EDU-ARCTIC resources and become ambassadors of the project in their home countries.
During this webinar, teachers will be familiarised with the EDU-ARCTIC project and the educational programme which it proposes. They will find out more about all the educational tools which are prepared for them to make learning fun.
About the presenter:
Agata Gozdzik, from the Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, is the coordinator of the Scientix Polish National Contact Point. She has been involved in Scientix since 2014. Now she coordinates two European educational projects: EDU-ARCTIC, a Horizon 2020 project, and ERIS, an ERASMUS+ project.