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Opportunity for USA STEM educators and teachers from middle and high schools to participate in field research expeditions to the polar regions. Funding is intended to match researchers with informal science educators and teachers on the basis of similar scientific interests and outreach goals, facilitate the growth of this relationship, and provide support for the relationship to become independently sustainable.
The main components of PolarTREC Include:
STEM at the Poles is professional development for educators across all Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines connecting them to the polar regions and the research community; developing Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) resources; and changing how they teach STEM in both informal and formal learning environments. PolarTREC is funded through awards from the National Science Foundation and administered by the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS).
PolarTREC or the NSF logistics providers cover most costs associated with participation in the program. This includes travel, lodging, food, essential field gear, and substitute costs if the expedition is while school is in session. Expenses educators may incur are likely to include personal apparel and gear not provided (long underwear, gloves, socks, etc.), some medical expenses or evacuation insurance if not included in the applicant's present insurance, personal travel or travel related to outreach activities before or after the expedition, and possible salary-related losses depending on school or business and their policies for leave. Items such as medical expenses and evacuation insurance will be reimbursed by ARCUS.
GrantWatch ID#: 136270
PolarTREC will support approximately 12 projects per year—6 in the Arctic and 6 in the Antarctic.
The Arctic field season is usually, but not always, between April and August and the Antarctic field season is usually between September and February.
Most PolarTREC expeditions are at least three weeks and are usually no more than six weeks long.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
The online application form can be found at the bottom of the URL for Full Text below.
For more information please contact PolarTREC Support Staff at email@example.com
3535 College Road, Suite 101
Fairbanks, AK 99709
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