Audience & Objectives

Audience & Objectives

Audience: K-12 teachers and supervisors of science curriculum who teach or supervise the teaching of units with significant climate content.

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Objectives: Project Ice is directed towards improving teacher effectiveness in generating interest and understandings in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics among K-12 students.

Project Ice is intended to:

  1. introduce teachers to polar science, ice core analysis, paleoclimate, and climate change topics
  2. explore and identify ways in which these understandings and concepts can be employed in school studies
  3. prepare course attendees to conduct training sessions on selected climate topics and issues for teachers in their local community
  4. support training sessions held by these teachers, on a continuing basis, with instructional resource materials, scientific guidance, and opportunities to interact with professionals in the climate field.
  5. facilitate interdisciplinary and cross institutional networking opportunities and leverage the existing institutional connections between Pennsylvania Western University (PennWest), AMS, the National Science Foundation-supported Center for Oldest Ice Exploration (COLDEX), and Oregon State University.