MOSAiC Expedition Virtual Teacher Workshops

MOSAiC Expedition Virtual Teacher Workshops

Connect your classroom to MOSAiC, one of the largest Arctic climate research expeditions ever with new curricula developed by the University of Colorado Boulder!

 

In September 2019, the German icebreaker RV Polarstern was frozen in sea ice in the Central Arctic to give scientists an unprecedented opportunity to study the Arctic climate system at ground zero for an entire year. The MOSAiC (Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate) expedition will improve our understanding of why the Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the globe, and how the Arctic climate system influences our global climate.
 

Participants can earn graduate credit and bring the unprecedented science and adventure of the 2019-2020 MOSAiC expedition into their classrooms with new middle and high school curricula developed by the education and outreach team at the University of Colorado Boulder. Teacher workshops will be facilitated virtually by MOSAiC scientists and the curriculum developers. Participants will engage with immersive 360° virtual expeditions, authentic real-time Arctic datasets, and App-based labs in these two-day online teacher workshops.

 

Learn more about earning graduate credit from CU Boulder for participating in these workshops (coming soon)!

 


Arctic warming

Workshop 1: Arctic Feedbacks: Not All Warming is Equal

When: Tuesday, June 2 and Wednesday, June 3 from 10 am - 2 pm MT

Registration: Free

Continuing Education hours: 10

Description: In this workshop, you'll hear from MOSAiC scientists and the curriculum developers as they lead you through “Arctic Feedbacks: Not all warming is equal”, a curriculum tied to NGSS Earth’s Systems standards in which students explore parts of the Arctic climate system to determine why the Arctic might be warming twice as fast as the rest of the world. Engage with 360 virtual expeditions, authentic real-time Arctic datasets, and App-based labs in this 2-day online teacher workshop. 

Grade level: Middle and High School

Additional course information:

Register for the workshop here
 


Arctic sea ice graph

Workshop 2: Exploring the New and Old Arctic

When: Tuesday June 9 and Wednesday June 10 from 10 am - 2 pm MT

Registration: Free

Continuing Education hours: 10

Description: Inspired by the 1893 Fram expedition, the 2019-2020 MOSAiC expedition aims to better understand the changing Arctic climate system by freezing a ship in ice and drifting with the ice across the Arctic -- studying ocean, atmosphere, and sea ice processes -- for an entire year! In this workshop, you’ll hear from MOSAiC scientists and the curriculum developers as they lead you through “Exploring the New and Old Arctic”, a curriculum tied to NGSS nature of science standards in which students compare and contrast past (Fram) and present (MOSAiC) Arctic expeditions to prepare for the Arctic of the future. Engage with immersive virtual reality Google Expeditions, authentic real-time Arctic datasets, and App-based labs in this 2-day virtual teacher workshop. 

Grade level: Middle and High School

Additional course information:

 

Register for the workshop here

 

These workshops are supported by NSF award numbers AGS 1554659 and OPP 1839104.