Sarah Bartholow joined ARCUS in 2011 as an education project manager. Her primary focus as Education Project Manager is education-related projects such as PolarTREC (Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating), the PolarSphere alumni network, PolarConnect live web seminar events, and field-based climate change courses for educators. Sarah holds a Master’s degree in Education: Curriculum and Instruction for Science Education with an inquiry and constructivist approach. Sarah has ten years of teaching experience spanning every grade level preK-12, mentorship programs, teacher training, and adult education. Specific examples of past activities include:
Co-PI on NSF program: PolarTREC – Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating, from 20011-2015, a model and transformative Teacher Research Experience program that brings together teachers and researchers in a hands-on, field-based, cutting edge research experience in the Polar Regions.
Co-PI on NSF pilot project, “Joint United States-Chile Program: Capacity Building and Broadening Participation in Antarctic Research”, a collaborative and international program bringing together students and teachers from the United States and Chile to learn about the research being conducted in Antarctica and the logistics involved in supporting the research.
Lead on development and implementation of Polar Educators International serving the polar science and education community as an international collaborative network of educators and scientific researchers aimed to bridge boundaries of technical and scientific knowlegdge for all audiences. Currently holding Ex-Officio position.
Management and facilitation of intensive weeklong educational field courses in subarctic science topics in Denali National Park and Preserve. Development of adult and youth programming on climate change science, with goals of appreciation, understanding, and relevance of climate change in the polar regions.
Ten years of teaching and science curriculum design for state & national parks, school districts, non-profits and private organizations, with a focus on the polar regions.