JSEP Outreach

Dartmouth has contributed to and developed several initiatives to broaden the impact of JSEP and JASE internationally, nationally, and locally. 

JSEP teacher workshop

JSEP teachers and graduate students work with high school science teachers from Vermont and New Hampshire to develop polar science lessons for use in the classroom.

JSEP in greenland

JSEP teachers in Greenland get ready to welcome 15 high school students. 

Reaching beyond the field classroom to communicate with a wider community about the important issues of climate change and polar science is one of the goals of JSEP and JASE. Students learn to articulate their knowledge, classroom teachers develop educational modules, online resources are made available to anyone, and knowledge is shared with the research community. 

Greenland Outreach

Greenland is one of the places most affected by global climate change. While in Greenland, JSEP students not only learn about climate change and polar science, they share what they have learned with the local Greenland community. Students work together—finding creative ways to overcome the challenge of communicating in three languages (Greenlandic, Danish and English)—to develop presentations and exhibits on polar science. Each year JSEP students set up exhibits in the busy Kangerlussuaq Airport where community members and international travelers can glimpse the JSEP program and the cutting-edge polar science occurring in Greenland. In addition, students explain, in their own words, the independent polar science projects they develop with the help of the JSEP graduate fellows.

K-12 Educator Workshop

Dartmouth hosts an annual one-day, regional polar science workshop in the Fall for K-12 STEM educators who partner with JSEP graduate fellows to develop polar science lessons for high school classrooms. Teachers and fellows work together to adapt field-based work into classroom lessons in soil biology, lake ecology, and more. 

National Outreach

The outcomes and products from the JSEP and JASE programs—student projects, graduate training, and lessons developed during the polar science educator workshop—are shared at national and international meetings. 

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