Our Earth's Future: Understanding Climate Science and Sea Level Rise
March 11, 2017
In this one-day offering, Dr. Debra Tillinger leads an in-depth course about the forces that determine sea levels. Compare human-induced sea level rise, a consequence of global warming, with other phenomena related to the interaction of the ocean and the atmosphere. Participants will come away with a better understanding of climate change, and the ability to discuss the science behind the headlines with friends and family.
Since 1996, an experiment in the North Sea has been injecting millions of tons of excess carbon dioxide back into the Earth for safe storage. The technology is gaining ground as a viable innovation to help combat climate change.
Data from the GRACE satellites allow scientists to see how fresh water is being redistributed across the continents over time.
By analyzing global ice cores, glaciologists like Lonnie Thompson now have a well-preserved record for 150,000 years of climate history, allowing us to better predict future climate change.
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February 25, 2017
Sold out - In this one-day course, we will explore the basic biology of stem cells, understand new research techniques, and address the ethical concerns that surround them.
March 8, 2017 - April 12, 2017
Sold out - For those who have never taken the Museum’s popular Animal Drawing class, this new course begins with basics and offers one-on-one guidance from master illustrator and naturalist Patricia Wynne.
March 9, 2017 - April 27, 2017
Sold out - The celebrated dioramas, dinosaur exhibits, and halls of the Museum serve as the settings for an intensive after-hours drawing course with illustrator and naturalist, Patricia Wynne.
March 22, 2017 - May 3, 2017
Amaze your friends and family as you take control of the Hayden Planetarium, and lead your own tour through the cosmos, using the Museum’s cutting-edge 3D map of universe.
April 20, 2017 - May 18, 2017
Learn about current stem cell therapies, the challenges ahead, and potential future treatments.
April 29, 2017
Wake up your mind with our first ever Brain Brunch! Eat, drink, and learn about the enigmatic and important function of sleep. Experts in the field discuss their work on the science of sleep, and the role rest plays in learning, memory, and behavior.