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Joint Science Education Project (JSEP) / Joint Antarctic School Expedition (JASE)

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Academic Level:
High School Students

The Institute of Arctic Studies at Dartmouth College offers two exciting polar science programs currently available to high school students: the Joint Science Education Project (JSEP) to Greenland and the Joint Antarctic School Expedition (JASE) to Antarctica. JSEP and JASE are supported by the National Science Foundation grant to Dartmouth College. Travel, lodging and meals are provided at no cost to selected students.

JSEP and JASE are targeted at students who have a passion for learning, strong interest in science and openness to other cultures. Both programs have proven to be life-changing experiences for selected students in previous years. We hope you will assist us in identifying good candidates from your school and encourage them to apply. The two programs offer field-based learning, polar research opportunities and unique cultural experiences!

Joint Science Education Project, JSEP, is a three-week field experience in Greenland scheduled for summer 2019. Selected students from the U.S., Denmark and Greenland live and work together while exploring current Arctic research and completing their own inquiry-based projects. The program includes two weeks of extensive field experiences near Kangerlussuaq and a final week at Summit Station, the U.S. research facility located at the top of the Greenland ice sheet. For JSEP, you must be in the 11th grade at the time of application.

Joint Antarctic School Expedition, JASE, is a 1-2 week program that takes place in King George Island, Antarctica. Students from the United States join a Chilean high school expedition to Escudero Base on King George Island. The program includes visits to international research stations and field sites in Antarctica and to the Chilean Antarctic Institute in the Patagonia region of Chile. For JASE, you must be in the 10th or 11th grade at time of application AND fluent in Spanish.
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Application Deadline: 1/31/2019
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Participating Institution(s):
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Dartmouth College (Lead)

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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Aquatic & Fisheries Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences
Conservation Biology & Wildlife
Crop & Soil Sciences
Environmental Sciences
STEM Fields

Arctic Research
Boreal Ecosystems
Environmental Biology
Environmental Change
Ice Sheets
Polar Science

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Page last updated 12/1/2018
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