Workshops and Institutes
Forum on Earth Sciences in Antarctica
July 18, 2014
Did you know that dinosaurs once lived in Antarctica? That the Frozen Continent is one of the best places in the world to collect meteorites? That it was more or less ice free until about 30 million years ago--when everything changed?
Join us for this exciting program where you will hear the latest Antarctic earth science news and meet leading researchers and content providers.
Forum on Earth Sciences in Antarctica is a presentation of the American Museum of Natural History and Queens College CUNY.
Cost: $35 per participant includes continental breakfast, lunch and Museum resources. REGISTER NOW FOR HALF-PRICE ADMISSION!
8:30 – 9:15am Registration & Breakfast
9:15 – 10:45am Welcome, Lecture Presentations
and Panel Discussion
10:45 – 12:00pm Table Conversations
12:45–3:00pm Breakout Sessions
Antarctica as the Continent of Science: An Overview
Dr. Ross MacPhee, AMNH
Looking for Frozen Extraterrestrials: Hunting Meteorites in Antarctica
Dr. Joe Boesenberg, Brown University
Dinos in the Icebox: Antarctic Vertebrate Paleontology
Dr. Ross MacPhee, AMNH
Climate Change: The Long View
Dr. Stephen Pekar, Queens College, CUNY
Ice Fishing for Cosmic Neutrinos
Dr. Joanna Kiryluk, Stony Brook University
- Polar Educators International
- Earth: The Operators’ Manual
- US Satellite Labs
- Integrated Ocean Drilling Program
- Reach the World
The Forum on Earth Sciences in Antarctica is supported by
the National Science Foundation under Grant numbers
ANT-0925367 and ANT-1142052.
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