Raising Educational Achievement through Cultural Heritage UP (REACH Up) seeks to provide Native students and their teachers with accurate, culturally relevant science curriculum, that improves student achievement on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) assessments, and trains Native youth to propose solutions to local climate change problems.
Teachers receive hands-on training to improve pedagogy through elder-led culture camps and scientist-led STEM trainings. Classroom lessons interweave Native ways of knowing with mainstream science-learning, to provide students with an interdisciplinary understanding of climate change and its impacts in their region.
University of Alaska
910 Yukon Dr., Suite 108
Fairbanks, AK 99775