Education, Outreach & Citizen Science

IARC has several education-related programs for students ranging in age from K-12 to college, as well as citizen-science programs for all ages.

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Alaska Voices
Alaska Voices

The Alaska Voices podcast project builds bridges of knowledge by sharing conversations among Alaska’s community members, friends, policy makers, and co-workers.

Arctic & Earth SIGNs
Arctic & Earth SIGNs

Our program connects youth and adults to climate change and Earth science learning through inquiry-based GLOBE investigations and community stewardship projects. Come collaborate with NASA and Arctic scientists to make a difference right where you live!

Community Snow Observations
Community Snow Observations

This project aims to improve our understanding of snow depth variability in mountainous regions. We need community-based observers, including backcountry professionals and recreationists, to help gather snow observations.

Fresh Eyes on Ice
Fresh Eyes on Ice

Fresh Eyes on Ice is a freshwater ice observation network focused on Alaska.

Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE)
Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE)

Part of a nationwide education program that lets students and the public participate in data collection and the scientific process.

IARC summer school participants enjoy themselves despite challenging conditions. (Photo by Erika Zell)
IARC Summer School

IARC’s Summer School program brings young scientists, graduate and undergraduate students, and adult learners together with experts in a wide range of topics of Arctic science for extended periods of study and interaction.

Participants in Girls on Water practice sea star identification during an Inspiring Girls Expedition in 2019. Photo by Lauren Sutton
Inspiring Girls Expeditions

Twelve-day tuition-free wilderness science programs for high school girls.

MOSAiC: International Arctic Drift Expedition 2019-2020
MOSAiC: International Arctic Drift Expedition 2019-2020

In September 2019 the German research icebreaker Polarstern departed from Tromsø, Norway and spent most of the following year drifting through the Arctic Ocean, trapped in the ice. IARC’s Rob Rember joined the expedition in 2019 and blogged from aboard ship.

NNA-Community Office
NNA-Community Office

The Navigating the New Arctic Community Office (NNA-CO) builds awareness, partnerships, opportunities, and resources for collaboration and equitable knowledge generation within, between, and beyond the research projects funded by the National Science Foundation’s NNA Initiative.

Teacher at Sea
Teacher at Sea

During research cruises, IARC sponsors a Teacher at Sea who corresponds with students about life aboard an icebreaker.

Winterberry
Winterberry

Alaska’s annual berry harvest is a big deal. Join this citizen-science project and learn how you can monitor your own berry patch.