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ANDRILL in Italy
  • General public
  • Educators, Teachers
  • Students (primary school)
  • Students (secondary school, high school)
ANDRILL (Antarctic geological DRILLing) is an international and integrated research project involving the USA, New Zealand, Germany and Italy. The core concept of its Educational and Public Outreach Program was to embed a group of international science teachers in the midst of the research allowing them to participate in every phase of the mission. Their primary goal was to develop effective and innovative educational approaches for the explanation of the scientific and technical aspects of the drilling program.

ANDRILL‚ as inaugural 2006 and 2007 drilling seasons resulted in two high-quality and nearly continuos 2400 meters of sediment cores. The E/O program, thanks to a comprehensive cooperation between participants (teachers and scientists), spawned a list of educational projects that is still growing strong after 3 years. In Italy, this experience triggered the creation of a network of subjects and institutions, lead by the National Museum of Antarctica, who's focus is the development of a more effective and inspired approach to climate education. The main activities carried out were: (1), a gem project (online/classroom) involving over 2000 students across the Italian territory
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