To aid science communication and outreach, the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat have a Teachers Program. Through the program, Swedish teachers are invited to take part in research expeditions so that their personal experiences in the polar regions and their contact with scientists may spark interest in research in this regions among their pupils.
Anna-Carin Bäckebo has been selected to participate in the expedition’s first leg. Anna-Carin teaches mathematics, chemistry and physics at Maserskolan in Borlänge, Sweden. Whilst on Oden, she will work closely with Leif Andersson and the marine chemical research group from the University of Gothenburg.
SWERUS-C3 teacher is Anna Karin Bäckebo
Anna Karin will be participating in the Expeditons' Leg 1
Link to the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat's Teachers programme
Read Anna Karin Bäckebo's travel letters during the expedition: