Arctic & Earth SIGNS
Exploring the impacts & feedbacks of a warming Arctic, Engaging learners in STEM using GLOBE & NASA Assets
Welcome to the Arctic and Earth SIGNs Community! Our program connects youth and adults to climate change and Earth science learning through inquiry-based investigations and community stewardship projects. Come collaborate with NASA and Arctic scientists to make a difference right where you live!
This project is supported by NASA under Award No. NNX16AC52A. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. It is one of the projects within the NASA Science Mission Directorate's Science Activation to further enable NASA science experts and content into the learning environment more effectively and efficiently with learners of all ages.
The Arctic and Earth SIGNs project is an effort lead by the International Arctic Research Center (IARC) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the Association of Interior Native Educators (AINE). This project supports IARC's mission to foster Arctic research in an international setting to help the nation and the international community understand, prepare for, and adapt to the pan-Arctic impacts of climate change. This project supports the AINE mission to provide a voice for Native educators and advocacy for educational issues affecting Alaska Native people such as climate change education, and to share Alaska Native cultural knowledge in a variety of education settings.
We do this by educating youth and their communities on climate change science, Indigenous knowledge, and environmental data collection, analysis and application. Students and their community teams collect Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) data, exchanged and used by students and scientists in 123 countries, and use NASA and UAF science assets to address local climate change issues and apply their knowledge through youth-driven stewardship or adaptation projects.