Liberal Arts and Science Academy
This June, LASA teacher David Walker will be joining a team of scientists in the Arctic to analyze the effects of thawing permafrost on climate change. David is one of 12 teachers selected through a nationwide search to participate in PolarTREC, an educational research experience in which K-12 teachers participate in polar research, working closely with scientists as a pathway to improving science education. While in the field, he will share his experiences with the public through online journals, message boards, real-time video presentations with field research scientists, and online learning resources. These resources can be assessed via his expedition website at: http://tinyurl.com/walkerarctic. He will also be regularly posting via Instagram and Twitter (@mrwalkerlasa). His end goal is to bring this work back to his classroom and community to promote greater climate science literacy.