The IPA Education and Outreach Standing Committee promotes permafrost education and outreach to all generations across the globe. We welcome any comments, questions, and suggestions, sent to any member of the Education and Outreach Standing Committee, or co-chairs Anna (email@example.com) and Ylva (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Anna Klene (co-chair)
- Ylva Sjöberg (co-chair)
- Kenji Yoshikawa
- Koichiro Harada
- Margaret Cysewski
- Frédérick Bouchard
- Josefine Lenz
- Alexey Maslakov
- Hanne Christiansen
- Sarah Strand
- Juliane Wolter
- Fabrice Calmels
- Dario Trombotto
- Xiangbing Kong (PYRN representative)
Education and outreach resources:
- Memorandum of Understanding with University of Arctic, APECS and PYRN.
- K12 School based frost tube activities and community-based permafrost monitoring network. Teachers (in all frost tube countries) can enter their frost tube data to the GLOBE database.
- Thematic Network on Permafrost working with University of Arctic and other key partners
- The popular-press book Permafrost in Our Time, available in English and Russian (“Мерзлотав наше время”).
- Liaison with IUGS Commission on Geoscience Education, Training and Technology Transfer (COGE)
- For South American activities: www.geocriologia.com.ar
- Comics in several languages, and AR material from a “A Frozen-Ground Cartoon” and Permafrost on All Channels
Statement of Goals
The Standing Committee shall…
- make recommendations to the permafrost community and the wider public to better publicize media and outreach products on permafrost
The Standing Committee should…
- Advise the Executive Committee on Education and Outreach activities as well as coordinate and initiate Education and Outreach activities for the International Permafrost Association in partnership with the IPA Secretariat and/or other organizations.
- Help the Executive Committee to develop a strong corporate identity for the IPA, including graphics, web instruments, and presentations.
- Ensure the presence and involvement of young researchers and educators in IPA activities.
- Seek to develop educational products for non-specialist audiences, including youth, teachers, journalists or policy-makers.
- Help to maintain a database of subject matter experts (SMEs)
- Support the development and maintenance of the International University Courses on Permafrost database
- 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.
- Foster the development of field courses and summer schools on permafrost-related topics
- Try to articulate the IPA’s education and outreach activities in broader education frameworks
- Support PYRN and ensure that its activities are known in the permafrost community and beyond (e.g. APECS)
Elementary school of Logarithm, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (22 November 2023)