2017 News

SCAR CBET funds Asian and South American participants at the 2017 Polar Educators International Workshop

For the recent Polar Educators International Workshop in Rovereto, Italy, SCAR Capacity Building Education and Training (CBET) funds provided support for the attendance of Anant Pande from India and Silvia Dotta from Brazil, the only Asian and South American participants at the workshop.

1AnantAnant reports that he benefited from the interactive environment of the workshop and the ability to discuss his work with polar educators from around the world. He notes “The outreach methods were immensely helpful to design my own activities in the Indian context with a focus on training the teachers themselves”.

2silviaSilvia also noted the benefits of being able to share her experiences with colleagues from different countries and was able to share some results of her research in polar science popularization in Brazilian elementary schools. Her research group (INTERA) has already started translating some of the class activities shared at the workshop to Portuguese.

The full versions of their reports from the Workshop are attached below. Presentations and videos from the workshop are available here.


PEI 2017 Workshop Report – Anant Pande


PEI 2017 Workshop Report – Silvia Dotta