|(Photos courtesy of Hajo Eicken)
the Arctic Alive Program
Arctic Alive! developed and administered by ARCUS, is a
environment that virtually transports students to unique and remote
arctic locations. Arctic Alive! utilizes the Internet as
an interactive, real-time, web-based education resource rather than
an information site. Each theme-based Arctic Alive program is designed
to integrate effectively into the classroom by complementing current
curricula. The overwhelming success of the program is attributed
simple technology, ability to be adapted into current curricula,
the opportunity for students to interact directly with the researchers.
Arctic Alive! is designed to be cross curricular and align
with National Education Standards in technology, science, and math.
ARCUS focuses on a different arctic research issue each year.
As a result of participation in Arctic Alive!:
Download a pdf of a printable color brochure describing the Arctic Alive program.
- Students will be encouraged to explore
scientific careers, will better understand current research, and
will be more aware of the Arctic as a critical component of the
- Educators will acquire a valuable
new tool for science teaching and teaching about in the Arctic,
an area of the world about which there is scant instructional
- Indigenous peoples of the North will
gain an unprecedented platform for sharing traditional knowledge
regarding the lands they have inhabited for more than ten thousand
- Practicing scientists will be enriched
by contact with future scientists of the 21st century. Reporting
from isolated locations such as an ice field in Greenland or a
Naval vessel navigating the Arctic Ocean, researchers will have
the opportunity to capture students’ imagination with the
excitement and adventure of science. will be enriched by contact
with future scientists of the 21st century. Reporting from isolated
locations such as an ice field in Greenland or a Naval vessel
navigating the Arctic Ocean, researchers will have the opportunity
to capture students imagination with the excitement and
adventure of science.
Do you need more information or want to receive Arctic Alive! program
Thanks to funding from the National Science Foundation - through
the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO-0122083), the Arctic Alive!
pilot project was a success! We'd also like to thank the National
Science Foundation - Office of Polar Programs for additional follow-on
project funding (Cooperative Agreement No. OPP-0101279). We would
like to acknowledge the contributions of Peter Sommerville, of
Heurisko Ltd., and all the staff on the LEARNZ project.
And we want to recognize TEA (Teachers
Experiencing the Antarctica and Arctic) for the 2003 expedition
teacher, Amie Foster.
Arctic Alive! is developed and administered by the Arctic
Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS). ARCUS is a non-profit
corporation, consisting of United States and international universities
and research organizations conducting educational and research programs
around the world.