Thursday, August 11, 2011

Research in the Arctic or Antarctic! PolarTREC Now Accepting Applications!

PolarTREC Teachers 2012-2013
Approximately 12 openings available!

Whether you are interested in a teacher research experience, building new professional networks, or enriching your classroom content—PolarTREC has something for every educator!

The application period for teachers to apply to participate in PolarTREC:
Begins: Monday, 1 August 2011
Ends: Friday, 30 September 2011 (until 5pm Alaska Daylight Time).

Interested teachers are encouraged to participate in a PolarTREC informational webinar (web seminar), scheduled for:
Thursday, 11 August 2011, at 3:00 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time (1:00 p.m. HST, 4:00 p.m. PDT; 5:00 p.m. MDT; 6:00 p.m. CDT; 7:00 p.m. EDT).

For further information and to register to participate, please go to:

Brief Description of PolarTREC:
PolarTREC (Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating) is currently accepting applications from teachers for the sixth year of teacher research experiences.
Teachers are invited to submit an application to participate in field research learning experiences during the 2012 (usually Arctic) or 2012-2013 (usually Antarctic) field seasons.
PolarTREC teachers will spend two to eight weeks in the Arctic or Antarctic, working closely with researchers in the field as an integral part of the science team.

All major expenses associated with teacher participation in PolarTREC field experiences are covered by the program and program partners, including transportation to and from the field site, food, lodging, and substitute teacher costs.

Further information about PolarTREC, including program goals, requirements, and frequently asked questions, is available at:

Apply at the PolarTREC website:

Or contact PolarTREC:
Phone: 907-474-1600

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