Polar Science Research Weekend: March 7-9

Contact: Katelyn Del Buco
Pacific Science Center, Seattle
(206) 269-5728

Explore the Arctic at Pacific Science Center’s
Polar Science Weekend, March 7-9, 2014

SEATTLE— (March 4, 2014) Take a scientific journey to the ends of the earth at Pacific Science Center’s Polar Science Weekend, March 7-9. Investigate a real ice core from Greenland, survey microbes from the coldest parts of the world and tour an actual Arctic Ice Camp that polar researchers call home; all with the guidance of scientists in the field.

Returning for its ninth year, Polar Science Weekend brings current research from some of the most scientifically impactful regions of our planet to Pacific Science Center with interactive exhibits and opportunities to talk with some of the nation’s top polar scientists who have worked in this rigorous climate.

Presented in partnership with the University of Washington’s Applied Physics Laboratory, Polar Science Weekend offers three days of demonstrations, hands-on exhibits and programs aimed at school children, families and citizen scientists interested in learning more about the poles.

Guests can also explore the updated polar-centric exhibit, “Investigating Arctic Ice Melt” inside Pacific Science Center’s Portal to Current Research space featuring the research of Mike Steele, Axel Schweiger, Bonnie Light and Ignatius Rigor.

Scientists and researchers will be joined by the U.S. Coast Guard and Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium to highlight unique and engaging activities.

Demonstrations include:
• Extreme Cold
• Expeditionary Art
• Living and Working in Antarctica

Activities include:
• Salinity taste tests
• Discovering Polar Science Technology

Polar Science Weekend is a partnership between Pacific Science Center and the University of Washington's Polar Science Center, Applied Physics Laboratory, and Quaternary Research Center, with additional support from the College of the Environment's Future of Ice Initiative.

The Portal to Current Research exhibit and Polar Science Weekend are included with admission, free for members. For more information about the upcoming exhibit and special event, please visit pacificsciencecenter.org