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Polar Express Month
December 8, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, repeating until December 29, 2013
Take a trip to the poles with the Aldo Leopold Nature Center this month! Our planet’s polar ice caps function as Earth’s air conditioners and play a critical role in climate change research and life on our planet. Check out our hands-on exhibits, hear about glacial explorations, watch amazing ice sheet footage in our giant theaters, and more. It’s a great time of year to learn more about the North (and South) Pole!
Special programs and activities include:
“FROZEN” – Science on a Sphere
FROZEN features the global cryosphere, those places on Earth where the temperature doesn’t generally rise above water’s freezing point. Where the world stays cold over time, liquid water freezes. Where the world persistently grows warm, ice in its many forms thaws. It’s natural, therefore, to focus substantial attention on those parts of the Earth that historically depend on ice. Polar caps, high altitude glaciers, permafrost covered plains and many other cold regions play a vital role in global climate sustainability. As those regions and other cold places change, so changes the overall condition of the planet. Changing ice opens a dialogue about a variety of subjects, from the importance of gathering long terms records about the Earth, to the techniques scientists use to study our home from space, to the day-to-day habits that individuals and communities around the world adopt in relation to their environment.
Plus, hands-on activities and more!