Polar Science Weekend at the Pacific Science Center

Start Date/Time: Thursday, February 26, 2009, 1:00 AM
Ending Date/Time: Sunday, March 01, 2009, 1:00 AM
Location: Pacific Science Center

The University of Washington's Polar Science Center has teamed up with the Pacific Science Center to present four days of activities to bring the public a look into the world of Polar research. The Polar Science Center is an international leader in contributing to the understanding of arctic systems and the changes that have taken place in the past 40 years. The Polar Science Weekend will be an opportunity for students, teachers and families to meet researchers who work in some of the most remote and challenging places on earth. In addition to learning about fascinating careers in scientific research guests will learn how technology has aided research and what is being learned about the complex environment in the Arctic and Antarctic.

There will be demonstrations on Extreme Cold and Glacier Flow. A highlight of the program will be the "Arctic Ocean Research Station" with a real research hut and gear available for visitors to explore along with staff who will explain what is involved in a workstation on the ice. Local artist Maria Coryell-Martin will display her paintings from her expeditions to Antarctica and Greenland and to talk about here experiences in the field. Plus much, much more.

Event Website: http://psc.apl.washington.edu/psw/