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Meet the Scientist in the Discovery Room

Through December 6, 2014

On Saturdays, October 11th and December 6th, visitors 7 and older can chat with scientists and learn how they became interested in their fields.  Contact for more details.


Patricia Nadeau
"Enigmatic Eruptions: Learning from Volcanoes"
Saturday, October 11th in the Discovery Room
Sessions at 2:15pm, 3:00pm, and 3:45pm


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Volcanoes are powerful and dangerous natural wonders. They often give warning signs before unleashing a new eruption, but scientists have to be able to interpret those clues to know what might be coming. Join Dr. Patricia Nadeau as she discusses her work as a volcanologist who specializes in volcanic gases, the driving force behind these eruptions. Find out how geologists work towards a better understanding of these natural explosions and the safety hazards posed by studying such dangerous and unpredictable subjects.



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except on Thanksgiving and Christmas
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