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Thank you for your interest in our "Arctic Science for Education and Citizen Empowerment" side-event to the 2016 Arctic Science Ministerial meeting!

Join us from 1-4pm on 27 September at the ARCUS D.C. office (1201 New York Avenue, NW. Fourth Floor. Washington, DC 20005) to learn about hands-on Arctic STEM activities and resources.

Event attendees will have the chance to explore tools ranging from mobile apps to scenario explorations to card and board games that help formal and informal educators, school administrators, lifelong learners, and families bring the Arctic into their homes and classrooms. Some of the activities and resources that will be featured include:

  • Polar Explorer: Sea Level: a mobile app for diving into the causes and consequences of past, present, and future sea level changes.
  • The PufferSphere: a 360 degree multi-touch interactive system that highlights some of NASA's Earth science data.
  • Arctic SMARTIC: a role-playing exercise about the opportunities and challenges of managing resources in times of change.
  • Online interactives from WWF that explore the implications of oil and gas development in the Arctic
  • Test out your ocean science knowledge to see if you have what it takes to win the National Ocean Sciences Bowl
  • A series of Arctic jigsaw puzzles that piece together changes in Arctic sea ice, ice sheets, and glaciers
  • Extreme Cold Weather Gear: experience what it's like to work as a scientist in the harsh Arctic environment
  • Plus, an opportunity to participate in an Arctic-themed mini-game jam and create your own Arctic STEM resource

Visitors may join the afternoon session of the event at any time between 1pm and 4pm.

To participate in the online conversation surrounding this event, please use the hashtag #ArcticSciEd

To register, please fill out the form below and click the "register" button at the bottom. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with directions on how to attend in-person .

Please contact Brit Myers at brit [at] with any questions.