ARM Climate Research Facility Education and Outreach recognizes the value of traditional knowledge in science education. Information about weather and climate from elders, community leaders, educators and students makes science relevant and meaningful, especially for native populations.
Beginning in 2002, the Education and Outreach program developed a series of interactive kiosks titled Climate Change: Science and Traditional Knowledge, which incorporate scientific information about climate research with oral history, daily observations, and general concerns from the ARM host communities around the world. The Education and Outreach program has developed kiosks for the ARM host communities in Barrow, Alaska; Darwin, Australia; Nauru Island, Republic of Nauru; and Manus Island, Papua New Guinea.
Kiosks Available Online or on Disc
The Arctic Climate Change: Science and Traditional Knowledge kiosk series is now available online to teachers and students everywhere for use in classrooms, libraries, or personal computers. As a free educational resource, these kiosks are excellent building blocks for interdisciplinary learning in the areas of science, culture, history, and geography.
For online access, go to:
- Arctic Climate Change: Science and Traditional Knowledge – Interactive Learning Modules
- Learn About Arctic Climate Change – Individual Interviews
To request a copy of the kiosk series on compact disc, please send an email to ARM Education and Outreach.