Scientix webinar: How to inspire students for Arctic careers - INTAROS toolkits for schools
Type of event: webinar
Topic: STEM Education
Language of event: English
During the webinar, held on Wednesday 21 April 2021, 17:00-18:00 CEST, Dr Agata Goździk from the Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences will present educational material foreseen as a tool for promoting natural science to students and early recruitment of future potential polar researchers.
The educational materials consist of two packages dedicated to terrestrial and marine observations in the Arctic. Packages are created on an open-source online platform, which enables using them in classrooms as well as individually by students at home. Each package consists of materials for students (consisting of texts, graphics, videos and online games and quizzes) organised in a structured way in the GO-LAB platform and guidelines for teachers.
The first package is dedicated to the terrestrial monitoring of the Arctic. Students get general information about the Arctic, its borders and living conditions and find out why an integrated Arctic observation system is crucial for understanding our planet. Moreover, students learn what is observed and what are the main ways of collecting data. They also become familiar with researchers’ work at polar stations.
The second package is dedicated to the Arctic Ocean and its monitoring. Thanks to the INTAROS package students learn about the importance and uniqueness of the Arctic Ocean, how the sea ice extent is changing over the years and what are the consequences of the ice melting and why Arctic Ocean observations are crucial for understanding the planet. Moreover, they become familiar with researchers’ work in polar regions and learn about various parameters measured and observed within marine monitoring.
Dr Agata Goździk is project coordinator of EDU-ARCTIC, ERIS, ODYSSEY and BRITEC educational Projects in the Science Communication and Education Unit in the Institute of Geophysics PAS. She has worked as coordinator of huge educational initiatives both at national and European level. She has also worked as deputy director of the Department of Environmental Education in the Polish Ministry of Environment and as Director of the Science Promotion and Dissemination Department in the Polish Academy of Sciences. Currently she leads four European projects in STEM education.
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