Middle School Institutes


June 10, 2018

Dr. Jason Sylvan

Marine Microbes

With researcher Jason Sylvan, PhD

The deep ocean floor may seem like one of the least hospitable environments for living things, yet despite dizzying depths and near-total darkness, some life thrives in these extremes. Organisms that live near super-hot hydrothermal vents have been well-documented, but Jason Sylvan from the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) researches even more mysterious sea dwellers: microscopic organisms that eat minerals on “dead” vents. Invisible to the eye, these tiny microbes teach us about how life can adapt in the unlikeliest of places, what’s at work under the ocean floor, and how little we know about a large part of our own planet. 

Date: Sunday, June 10, 2018
Time: 2:00-4:00 pm
Location: The American Museum of Natural History
Entry: TBD—Will be included in your reminder email prior to the event
*Free event & refreshments*

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