From Icebreakers into Classrooms - Opportunities for Educators and Scientists
Mauro Hermann1 Rainer Lehmann2, Friederike Krueger3, Falk Ebert4 and Anne Gold5. Moderation: Josefine Lenz6
1MOSAiC Ambassador, ETH Zurich
2Polar Educators Germany
3Integrierte Gesamtschule Bothfeld
5CIRES, CU Boulder
6AWI & APECS
The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS, apecs.is/) and the Arctic Research Icebreaker Consortium (ARICE, arice.eu/) invited to a science communication webinar 5 May 2020 2-3:30 pm GMT.
The aim of this webinar was to provide insights into education activities during the MOSAiC Expedition (mosaic-expedition.org/) and highlight outreach projects adressing classrooms.
In September 2019, the German icebreaker Polarstern and the Russian research vessel Akademik Fedorov set sail into the Central Arctic sea ice. With the aim to collect data around the coupled Arctic climate system Polarstern will drift through the Arctic for an entire year as part of the MOSAiC project. MOSAiC education and outreach activities aim to create visibility of field research and awareness for globally important topics of Arctic change. Training of early career researchers was facilitated with a field camp for graduate students - the MOSAiC School (apecs.is/outreach/mosaic-school-outreach/mosaic-school-2019.html). Further, educator and teachers collected materials and data which is now shared in classrooms and in online learning tools. During this webinar, the wealth of learning resources created through participation in the MOSAiC Expedition was demonstrated.