The University of Nebraska State Museum's October Sunday with a Scientist program for children and families will travel back in time on Sunday, October 11 from 1:30-4:30pm at Morrill Hall.
Professor David Harwood in the UNL Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and U.S. ANDRILL (ANtarctic geological DRILLing) Program will help visitors board the "Antarctic Time Machine" to visit several time periods exploring Antarctica’s climate history. Starting 50 million years ago when Antarctica was covered in temperate rainforests, then witnessing growth of the first Antarctic ice sheets 34 million years ago, and reaching maximum glaciation on Earth during the "Ice Age" when much of the Northern Hemisphere was also covered in ice. Time travelers will learn what controls these changes in climate and ice sheet growth, and apply this knowledge to predict what will happen as we travel into a warmer future. Educators will guide children through activities related to Antarctica and climate science.
For more information about the UNL Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, visit http://eas.unl.edu. For more information about ANDRILL, visit www.andrill.org.
This video is part of bonus material produced by NET Television to accompany both the recent "Secrets Beneath the Ice" NOVA Special and ANDRILL's "Antarctica's Climate Secrets" educational materials. More information is available at: