Association of Polar Early Career Scientists



Polar Outreach Catalogue

Adopt a Polar Professional
  • General public
  • Students (primary school)
  • Students (secondary school, high school)
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 Year’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.
  • Website - informative
  • Classroom interaction
Mrs. T. Haste
James Monroe Middle School
James Monroe Middle School, Raytheon, US Polar Programs, ANDRILL, Oregon State University
September 2010 to April 2011
Yes, all of it
Online survey

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APECS International Directorate
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Huginbakken 14
9019 Tromsø
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