To enhance the knowledge and awareness of Earth sciences for learners of all ages through the development of quality educational materials and programs.
BPRC is an internationally recognized leader in studies of the polar regions and global change. The scientific achievements of Center researchers have been recognized by federal funding agencies which have awarded the BPRC leadership roles in activities such as the Office of Naval Research (ONR) ARI on Sea Ice Remote Sensing, the NASA Radarsat Antarctic Mapping Project, NSF's Long Term Environmental Research Program, and most recently an NSF Science and Technology Center in collaboration with the University of Kansas, which is the lead organization. The public sector also has had a long term interest in Center activities highlighted by several productive collaborations with the National Geographic Society. BPRC has also enjoyed support from the Battelle Endowment in the form of a grant to engage local high school students in polar research. A logical and necessary next step for the BPRC is to work with federal, state, and industrial and nongovernmental organization partners to deliver the exciting research carried out by BPRC scientists into public view and into the nation's educational system.
Objectives & Approach
A sampling of BPRC's past educational outreach activities