Frigid, dark, and wet, the poles challenge life—and scientists—with some of the most formidable environments on the planet. While the surroundings are fraught with danger, the science that happens is key to understanding how our world functions. Scientists working in both the Arctic and the Antarctic are discovering how our planet is changing, and also how other organisms are surviving without the benefit of tents, coats and the world's best boots.
Learn from intrepid scientific explorers what drives them to undertake fieldwork in such punishing conditions, and what happens when something goes wrong. Our interdisciplinary panel of scientists and those responsible for keeping them safe will discuss their work and also how they prepare for the dangers they face.
*Reception to follow.
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This event is part of the Mis/Adventures in Science Series.
In this three-part series you'll meet scientists whose research takes them outside the lab and into dangerous, accident-prone territory. Learn what to eat and not to eat in space, how to survive the deep freeze while still conducting research, and what happens when the animals you're studying aren't furry balls of love.
Come exploring with us!
• How to Make Eggs in Space, March 13, 2014
• Snownado: Surviving Frozen Science, April 8, 2014
• When Science Bites Back!, May 20, 2014