An on-going, four year, long-distance project of mentorship between polar professionals and middle school students to enhance their understanding of field research in extreme climates and polar climate science. Students interact with professionals on station in Antarctica or on ship during the austral summer using e-mail, phone calls, webcams, and video streaming, as well as low tech methods for comparison. Over the past three years the polar professionals have mentored a long-term student-focused climate research project on the solar angle of isolation of which the findings were presented at the International Polar Yearâ€™s Oslo Science Meeting, presented by a student at 2008 American Geological Union's annual meeting, and posted on the project blog through ANDRILL's Project Circle. Students are presenting their activities at the state affiliate of ISTE in April.
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Mrs. T. Haste
James Monroe Middle School
James Monroe Middle School, Raytheon, US Polar Programs, ANDRILL, Oregon State University