Hands-on with PolarPASS: Teaching with 360° Interactive Environments

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November 17, 2023

10:00 am Pacific | 11:00 am Mountain | 12:00 pm Central | 1:00 pm Eastern


Spruce Schoenemann, University of Montana Western
Emily Ward, CIRES Education and Outreach, University of Colorado Boulder

Webinar Description

In this webinar, participants will engage with virtual field trips (e.g., 360° Interactive Environments) that explore the polar environments of Greenland. We will discuss how the 360° Interactive Environments were designed using data and insights from NSF-funded polar research expeditions and implemented with students as part of the broader PolarPASS curriculum to address specific learning outcomes like enhanced geospatial skills and development of a sense of polar place. We will go through a basic workflow for best practice in 360IE implementation and engage with an example so that participants can experience them as their students would.


  1. Learn about new curriculum, designed with active learning strategies in mind, to teach undergraduate students about glacial hydrology, albedo and mass balance changes in Greenland. (This is Part 2 of a 2-part webinar series, but they can be attended independently).
  2. Navigate PolarPASS 360° Interactive Environments of Greenland.
  3. Learn tips from instructor experiences in undergraduate classrooms, with time to ask questions about implementation and setup.



Duration: 1 hour
Format: Presentations will take place through a Zoom Meeting screen-sharing session. The webinar will be recorded.
Accessing the Webinar: Instructions for joining the webinar will be emailed to participants the day before the event. Learn more about accessing the webinar.
Questions? Please contact Ashley Carlson (they/them) at acarlson2@carleton.edu if you have any questions about this event.

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