EduArctic is an EU-funded project focused on using Arctic research as a vehicle to strengthen science education curricula across Europe. It aims to encourage students aged 13 to 20 to pursue further education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Jarðfeingi (Faroese Geological Survey) and partners in The Faroe Islands collaborate with research institutions in Poland, France, Iceland and Norway in the EduArctic project, which continues until 2018.

The results from PISA-testing in the Faroe Islands, which where official in December 2016, revealed a need for versatile education material for secondary schools in STEM subject. The main aim for the EduArctic project is to engage students in STEM.

EduArctic program components:

  • Online lessons – Virtual classes from Arctic research stations by scientists.
  • Polarpedia – Encyclopedia about the Arctic region, explaining polar phenomena and scientific terminology.
  • Arctic competition – A chance for students and their teachers to win a trip to an Arctic research station.
  • Monitoring system – Citizen science environmental monitoring carried out at participating schools.
  • Educator training session – An EduArctic forum will be held in 3 European countries.

The online lessons and the competition started in January for schools in the Faroe Islands and across Europe. See information about the program on the portal:

Teachers in secondary schools can register for the program and all tools are freely available

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More information about EduArctic project::

English project video:

English brochure:

Teachers can register: