Location: University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks Main Campus

Course Instructors: Dr. Elena Sparrow and Dr. Katie Spellman, UAF International Arctic Research Center, and guest speakers.

June 1 - 5, 2020

AINE is assisting in a Summer Professional Development Event


Climate change influences our lives in Alaska and the changes occurring in the Arctic impact the entire planet. This course is for educators, youth group leaders, and community members interested in:

  • Learning about the impacts & feedbacks of a warming Arctic from personal to global scales.

  • Braiding multiple ways of knowing and observing climate change from their elders, satellites, and their own scientific observations.

  • Connect with elders, UAF and NASA Scientists, and educators that are interested in Climate Change.

  • Helping youth make a difference on a Climate Change issue important to their community.

  • Learn how to monitor berries, permafrost, fish habitat, weather, soils, and much, much more.

  • Collaborate on Climate Change research through locally relevant citizen science.

Taking this course will engage you in a project called Arctic and Earth STEM integrating GLOBE and NASA (SIGNs).


Successful applicants receive travel and project implementation support. Upon successful completion of the course, they receive GLOBE certification, and optional three 500-level credits ($95).

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