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STEM Workshop: Be a Polar Scientist with Explorer in Residence, Moki Kokoris

Event Type: Teen
Age Group(s): Teen
Date: 4/12/2017
Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Time: 5:30 PM
Description:
 Learn what it takes to become a Polar Scientist here at the Danbury Library!

This talk will be a general introduction to the Arctic Region with emphasis on polar science and atmospheric phenomena such as auroras, sun dogs, diamond dust and fata morgana mirages. Also explored will be varieties of polar research i.e. ice cores, dynamics of sea ice, permafrost and lake methane.

Time-permitting, additional topics will investigate polar weather, geology, physical comparisons of the Arctic to Antarctica, personal accounts of Arctic expeditions and conditions at Borneo Ice Base, the concept of time zones as well as the difference between the Geographic North Pole and the Magnetic North Pole. Questions from students are welcome.

FREE! Ages 11+

Location: Story Corner
Contact: Aurelio Muraca
Presenter: Moki Kokoris