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Edu-Arctic – Innovative educational program attracting young people to natural sciences and polar research

Objective

The general objective of the EDU-ARCTIC project is a cross-country adaptation of innovative practices in science education in Europe. EDU-ARCTIC will provide a custom-designed large-scale program to strengthen schools’ science education. EDU-ARCTIC will use innovative online tools for interactive open-access available for everyone to link Arctic research and school education in Europe. The program is dedicated to young students in the age of 13 to 20 and their teachers. The program will be based on 5 main components:
1) Broadcasts (webinar transmissions) of online lessons from polar stations on natural sciences and polar research related to important societal challenges. The content of webinars will be adopted to school curricula at various levels (regional, national and European);
2) “Polarpedia” – an online developing encyclopedia with scientific expressions, educational resources and dictionaries in at least 5 national European languages;
3) Arctic competitions for European pupils cooperating with their teachers, in which prize winners will be able to participate in polar expedition;
4) Monitoring system: all schools in Europe will be invited to participate in a program based on monitoring of phenological observations in schools’ surroundings, a web based portal for registrations and access to accumulated data.
5) Teachers workshops and trainings.
The novel educational programme elaborated within EDU-ARCTIC will give European pupils the opportunity to get insights in Research and Innovation process by access to (two-way communication) lecture transmissions from polar stations, participation in arctic competitions and environmental monitoring in their own surroundings. The interaction with real-time scientific work will contribute to increased interest among young boys and girls in choosing STEM careers.
The innovative EDU-ARCTIC program will attract young boys and girls by its novel approach to STEM skills, especially science.

Call for proposal

H2020-SEAC-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-SEAC-2015-1

Coordinator

Instytut Geofizyki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Net EU contribution
€ 470 206,25
Address
Ksiecia Janusza 64
01-452 Warsaw
Poland

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Region
Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Miasto Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (5)

AMERICAN SYSTEMS SP. ZOO
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 220 000,00
Address
Ul. 27 Grudnia Nr 7
61-737 Poznan

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Makroregion północno-zachodni Wielkopolskie Miasto Poznań
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NIBIO - NORSK INSTITUTT FOR BIOOKONOMI
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 293 731,25
Address
Hoegskoleveien 7
1430 Aas

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Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Viken
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
JARDFEINGI
Faeroe Islands
Net EU contribution
€ 283 700,00
UNIVERSITE DE VERSAILLES SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES.
France
Net EU contribution
€ 313 125,00
Address
Avenue De Paris 55
78035 Versailles

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Yvelines
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NORDURSLODAGATTIN EHF
Iceland
Net EU contribution
€ 217 266,25
Address
Kristnibraut 87
113 Reykjavik

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ísland Ísland Höfuðborgarsvæði
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00