Glacier Lecture Series

PRI Glacier Exhibit

Glacier Lecture Series

Are you interested in the science behind (and underneath!) glaciers? Join PRI for our Glacier Lecture Series! This is an ongoing program to provide public education on the fascinating science of glaciers — vast masses of ice in Earth’s cold, inhospitable regions that are intimately tied to climate, shaping our landscapes, and human activities.

We hope to foster public discussion on climate change, our environment, and the nature of science through this lecture series!

Admission fee: Daytime lectures included in price of Museum admission. Free for members.

The Glacier Lecture Series is generously sponsored by Snug Planet.

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Glacier Lecture Series Schedule:

November 17 | 2013

2:00pm | Museum of the Earth

Watching glaciers change from space — Links to pioneering Cornell glaciologist Ralph Stockman Tarr (1864-1912)

Dr. Matthew Pritchard, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University

January 26 | 2014

2:00pm | Cayuga Nature Center

The deglaciation of the Ithaca area: an outrageous new model based on recent field data

Dr. Daniel Karig, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University

February 23 | 2014

2:00pm | Museum of the Earth

Scientific progress goes ‘boink’: Earth’s spring-like motions caused by glacier mass changes

Dr. Mike Willis, Department of Geological Sciences, University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill

March 16 | 2014

2:00pm | Cayuga Nature Center

Two Miles of Climate History: How We Drilled the Deepest Ice Core in West Antarctica, and Why

John Fegyveresi, Department of Geosciences, Penn State University

April 18 | 2014

6:30pm | Museum of the Earth

Celebrate Earth Day by Reconnecting with Planet Earth

Laura Faye Tenenbaum, Education Specialist — Earth Science Communications Team, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory