Earlier this summer, Lynn Foshee Reed, organizer of Arctic Science Education Week, sent us a recap of the Joint Science Education Project (JSEP) 2014. In it, she wrote, "It is rare that high school students and teachers from multiple nations are provided with the opportunity to live and learn together. Even more uncommon is when they are given the chance to work alongside scientists and other experts in hands-on field experiences. To do so in the Arctic, in Greenland, demonstrates that the Joint Science Education Project is truly an extraordinary educational gem."
We couldn't have said it better ourselves.
For those of you who don't know, JSEP brings select American high school students to Greenland for a collaborative diplomatic effort to team with Danish and Greenlandic students and researchers to learn about Arctic science. Admission is by application, and applications for the 2015 year will be due at the end of January 2015. Check back on the official JSEP website for application info.
In the meantime, here's a glimpse of what JSEP students experience.