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

12:00–12:45pm     Lunch

12:45–3:00pm       Breakout Sessions

3:00–4:00pm         Reception

Lecture Presentations:

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

Participating Organizations:

  • 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.