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USAPECS hosted events and training workshops

USAPECS is composed of polar scientists in locations spanning the United States whose research is focused on both poles and other high alpine areas. We acknowledge that much of that science takes place on the often-unceded traditional territories and ancestral homelands of Indigenous Peoples, and that much of the science done in these locations has historical roots in colonialism. With this land acknowledgment, we celebrate the key role Indigenous Peoples have played and continue to play in increasing human understanding of the polar regions and recognize the sophisticated and intricate knowledge systems Indigenous Peoples have developed and continue to develop in relation to their lands.

September 2022

USAPECS - Get to know us

Organizers:  Webinar team Claire Moffett (she/her), Susan Vanek (she/her), and Zachary Labe (he/him)

Description: An informal session to introduce USAPECS, APECS International, and start a discussion.

USAPECS is composed of polar scientists in locations spanning the United States whose research is focused on both poles and other high alpine areas. We acknowledge that much of that science takes place on the often-unceded traditional territories and ancestral homelands of Indigenous Peoples, and that much of the science done in these locations has historical roots in colonialism. With this land acknowledgment, we celebrate the key role Indigenous Peoples have played and continue to play in increasing human understanding of the polar regions and recognize the sophisticated and intricate knowledge systems Indigenous Peoples have developed and continue to develop in relation to their lands.

May 2023

Techniques and Considerations for Improving Accessibility in Online Media

Organizers:  IDEA team  Zachary Labe (he/him) and Olga Lauter(she/her)

Description: Techniques and Considerations for Improving Accessibility in Online Media.

A short online training session by Zack Labe and Olga Lauter for the United States Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (USAPECS) about improving accessibility in online media, especially through the use of alt text. This was supported through our Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) task group and held on 18 May 2023

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