ANDRILL Research Immersion for Science Educators

ANDRILL has established an immersion experience for science educators develop mechanisms and materials to connect ANDRILL with the public. The program provides science educators with an inside view of ANDRILL, engaging them in authentic Antarctic geoscience, and using their expertise in education to implement innovative approaches to geoscience education and public outreach.

ARISE Projects:
Antarctica's Climate Secrets (Flexhibit Project) (USA)
The "Flexhibit" is a set of hands-on learning activities, museum-quality banners, and video podcasts for after-school groups or classes. Groups can complete the learning activities in approximately 10 sessions, then use the materials and models to host a public science event that features ANDRILL. Five banners introduce the project’s themes, building knowledge about Antarctica and how and why ANDRILL conducts geologic research there. The learning activities feature physical models that illustrate geologic concepts, plus a range of maps and photographs of Antarctica. The video podcasts can be viewed on computers, iPods, or mp3 players. They provide background information for youth activity sessions as well as for attendees at Flexhibit events. The International Polar Year program of the National Science Foundation provides funding for this project. It is a partnership between the University of Nebraska State Museum, TERC, NET, and 4-H youth groups from 22 states.

Progetto Smilla (Italy)
At the bottom of the ocean surrounding the very hostile and remote continent, a group of scientists is searching for traces of the climate history of our planet. Would you like to travel with us? Send us an Email and discover the time and space you never saw before...

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