During the course of the project, the ALISON project:

  • Was recognized as an Arctic data collection network and a model for citizen science.
  • Provided research opportunities for UAF undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Provided many K-12 students and their teachers with an authentic learning experience – learning science by being scientists.

The ALISON project also boosted teachers’ confidence in teaching/discussing environmental issues with their students. ALISON teachers have changed the way they teach – they created new curricula for their classes based on ALISON science concepts and measurements, and changed their expectations of student performance. Teachers incorporated their ALISON experience into their pursuit of graduate teaching degrees and wrote successful grants in support of their ALISON activities.