INSTITUTO ARGENTINO DE NIVOLOGIA, GLACIOLOGIA Y CIENCIAS AMBIENTALES
Education and Outreach Standing Committee
KENJI YOSHIKAWA; ELENA SPARROW; HUGUES LANTUIT; INGA MAY; HANNE CHRISTIANSEN; DARIO TROMBOTTO
Naturaleza de la
Cienicas de la Criósfera
Campo de Aplicación:
The Education and Outreach Standing Committee (SCEO) is responsible for leadership and co-ordination of education and outreach activities across the international that support IPA goals. The SCEO works collectively to balance responses to immediate needs with long-term planning. The SCEO works with various partners at multiple levels, e.g. site, network, organizational, community, and international. The SCEO should 1). ensure the presence and involvement of young researchers and educators in IPA activities, 2). seek to develop educational products for non-specialist audiences, including youth, teachers, journalists or policy-makers, 3). support the development and maintenance of the International University Courses on Permafrost (IUCP) database, 4). seek to develop the place of permafrost in education curricula. It should do so by developing course syllabi, background literature suggestions, course presentation material, but also by collaborating with the relevant stakeholders on the development of permafrost courses, 5). support and foster the development of field courses and summer schools on permafrost-related topics, 6). support PYRN and ensure that its activities are known in the permafrost community and beyond (e.g. APECS), 7). make recommendations to the permafrost community and the wider public to better publicize media and outreach products on permafrost.