Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Antarctica Research Station Hangout on Air

On Wednesday, January 23, the Aquarium hosted a live Hangout on Air from the Palmer Long Term Ecological Research station in Antarctica. During the chat, viewers learned about the local residents—penguins!—and found out what high-tech tools the researchers are using to study the oceans and climate in this remote corner of the world. Here's the video:

Background Information
Aquarium senior educator Jo Blasi is on expedition to Antarctica to help study the impact of climate change in these areas and changes in the marine ecosystem. She is at sea on the R/V Gould right now and won't be able to join us during the webcast. But resident scientists at the Palmer LTER have offered to show us around! Join us for this amazing opportunity to learn about science and climate change on this frozen continent.

Jo is on expedition as a teacher at sea. Experience the expedition yourself and learn about the important research happening on the trip on the Explorers Blog. Jo is frequently posting pictures and updates about the ship, research technologies and marine life encountered during the trip.

More Aquarium Hangouts
Google+ Hangouts on Air are a great way to connect with the Aquarium no matter where you are around the world. Not only can you watch live and ask questions as we share information about the blue planet, but after each event the video is saved to our YouTube channel and embedded on our blogs so you can access it any time.

Connect with the Aquarium on Google+ to be the first to know about these events and be sure to check out these previous Hangouts on Air:
Predicting Climate Change Lecture Hangout on AirPredicting Climate Change Lecture
The New England Aquarium was pleased to welcome the MIT Lorenz Center's John Carlson Lecture to the Simons The speaker is Professor Timothy Palmer of the Royal Society of Research.


Lunch Break with the Sea Turtles
Visit with some rescued and recovering sea turtles at the Aquarium's Animal Care Center and learn about sea turtle rescue from the Aquarium's Marine Animal Rescue Team.

Climate Change Education Activity Hangout on AirClimate Change Education Activity
Join students from around the country as they learn about carbon sources and sinks. The interactive activity is designed to explain the carbon cycle and the imbalance in the carbon cycle.

Cooking Demo with Chef Barbara LynchCooking Demo with Chef Barbara Lynch
Make some delicious nudi with a world renowned chef and the Aquarium's culinary partner, Barbara Lynch. It's a quick family friendly recipe that'll be ready in minutes.

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