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September 15, 2007


Contact: U.S. Satellite Laboratory

NSF Funds Climate Change Research Product for U.S. and International Schools — SPRINTT!


Rye, NY, September 15, 2007—SPRINTT brings polar science research into K-12 classrooms, bridging the science and society divide while inspiring the next generation of polar explorers from upper elementary grades to high school.

Students around the world research current polar problems including the fate of polar animal species and how carbon is contributing to climate change on Earth. Through the lens of northern indigenous peoples including Alaskans and Inuit, students analyze cutting-edge science data and draw their own conclusions in SPRINTT (Student Polar Research with IPY National and International Teacher Training).

Trained teachers facilitate authentic student research. SPRINTT students build their own web pages and prepare to participate in an international student symposium online or in New York in 2009.

Partners include the Alaska Native Science Commission, Stanford University, nearly two dozen international scientific organizations and educators across the United States, Korea, Australia and Canada.

NSF logoSponsored by:
National Science Foundation
(NSF Award: 0732793)