[unav_all] Fw: [Geo-Ed] [Fwd: Permafrost class offered at the
University of Alaska Fairbanks/International Arctic Research Center]
eriksson at unavco.org
Wed Jan 30 15:35:23 MST 2008
Dear UNAVCO community,
We have been asked to distribute this. If you know any teachers who might be interested in this great opportunity, please send them directly to the University of Alaska registration page. Thanks, Susan Eriksson
The International Arctic Research Center/University of Alaska Fairbanks is hosting a Permafrost Summer Course for K-12 teachers prior to the 9th International Conference on Permafrost held at UAF.
The course will be a one-credit 2 1/2 day class held June 25-27, 2008 on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus.
Afternoon classes will be field orientated classes, and visits to a permafrost tunnel and long term ecological monitoring sites around Fairbanks are scheduled.
Registration for the class begins February 25. (www.uaf.edu/summer/registration/)
Please help us reach individuals interested in the taking the class.
The flyer for this class can be downloaded form the following link.
For more information please contact Tohru Saito (saito at iarc.uaf.edu).
Currently we do not have funds secured for travel, but our director Larry Hinzman is finding ways to support it.
Participants for this class will also be able to attend (no charge) the Permafrost Conference held June 29 - July 3 at UAF if they wish.
Understanding the Role of Permafrost in a Rapidly Warming
Climate is a one-credit, 2 1/2 day course developed especially
for K-12 teachers. To be held June 25-27, 2008 on the
University of Alaska Fairbanks campus, this course will familiarize
elementary and high school teachers with the complex
story of how the warming climate will impact the Alaskan
society, ecology and hydrology through degradation of
permafrost. This course will include local eld trips around
the Fairbanks area to observe and photograph evidence of
recent permafrost degradation and its origin and deformation
during former glacial and interglacial intervals.
Course attendees will participate in eld measurements of
permafrost thermal and hydrological variables to quantitatively
document the interdependence among the dynamic
thermal and hydrological processes. The emphasis will be
upon simple measurements and observations that may be
conducted by students to better understand the Alaskan
environment. Each morning will be spent in an informal
classroom setting where relationships and controls among
climate, permafrost, and hydrology will be discussed.
Following, there will be two afternoon eld trips to visit and
actively engage in eld process studies. The cost is $60.
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