Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


Share your knowledge and passion for science! Researchers can host a PolarTREC educator (formal or informal) in the field and share their knowledge of polar research in both formal classrooms and informal educational settings around the world. By including a PolarTREC educator, the research team gains a trained and enthusiastic helping hand in the field, an expert in communication and outreach to share their science, and connections between the science and the education communities.

Researchers funded by NSF and working in the polar regions can apply to host a PolarTREC educator on their scientific expeditions in Antarctica in the 2020 field season (usually October 2020 - February 2021 in Antarctica.) Researchers do not incur any additional costs to their project but can gain a lot from the inclusion of an educator on their project.  And, our funding reimburses schools for any incurred substitutes. We also work with ASC on all the logistics. 

If you are interested in hosting an educator on your research project, please fill out the application ( or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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