Friday, May 31, 2019 by Tai Moses

Teacher heads to the Arctic to bring climate science home

High school teacher David Walker is on his way to the Arctic with a mission. Walker, who teaches science at Austin’s Liberal Arts and Science Academy, is one of 12 teachers selected through a nationwide search to join a team of polar researchers studying the effects of thawing permafrost on climate change. But Walker’s real mission is to connect his field research on climate change with his classroom and community back home in the hopes of promoting greater climate science literacy in Austin. Walker will be posting regularly on online journals, message boards, videos and social media like Twitter and Instagram to stay connected to his students and anyone else who would like to follow his adventures on the frozen tundra. Learn more about the expedition and how to stay updated here and follow Walker on Twitter @mrwalkerlasa.

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