Teacher Erin Towns participates in PolarTREC
Last spring, Edward Little High School teacher Erin Towns was selected for the highly competitive PolarTREC program. PolarTREC is an education research program that pairs educators with internationally renowned climate scientists to improve science education.
Serendipitously related to our conference theme, Erin was selected to go on an expedition to Ilulissat, a coastal town in western Greenland to study how increases in surface runoff affect ice flow and loss of water from the ice sheet to the oceans. While the trip was postponed due to the pandemic, the program has carried on in virtual form. Her recent journal article describes how she is creatively combining social studies and environmental science to teach her students about the Arctic. https://www.polartrec.com/expeditions/greenland-subglacial-tremor-project/journals/2021-01-09
Erin also serves as the Teacher Outreach Liaison for the Camden Conference in the Classroom program and has brought students to the Conference since the program began in 2015.
For more information on Erin’s Greenland Subglacial Tremor Project, visit https://www.polartrec.com/expeditions/greenland-subglacial-tremor-project