Snownado: Surviving Frozen Science
New York Academy of Sciences
4/8/2014, Tuesday, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
|location:||7 World Trade Center
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|description:||Speakers: Samuel Bowser, PhD (Research Scientist, New York State Department of Health's Wadsworth Center), Julie Chase, PhD (The Explorers Club), Trevor Deighton (Science Teacher, Jackson Hole High School and Guide, Exum Mountain Guides), Linda Gormezano, PhD (American Museum of Natural History)
Description: Frigid, dark, and wet, the poles challenge life—and scientists—with some of the most formidable environments on the planet. While the surroundings are fraught with danger, the science that happens is key to understanding how our world functions. Learn from intrepid scientific explorers what drives them to undertake fieldwork in such punishing conditions, and what happens when something goes wrong. Our interdisciplinary panel of scientists and those responsible for keeping them safe will discuss their work and also how they prepare for the dangers they face. For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.nyas.org/snownado