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NOVA Polar Extremes Sneak Peek & Panel Discussion

Nova Polar Extremes

On Tuesday 2/4, WGBH Studios is hosting NOVA on an epic adventure from pole to pole and back in time

Date: February 4, 2020

Time: 7pm to 9pm
Location: WGBH Studios 1 Guest St. Boston, MA 02135
More Information: https://www.wgbh.org/event/nova-polar-extremes

On Tuesday 2/4, WGBH Studios is hosting NOVA on an epic adventure from pole to pole and back in time with Polar Extremes and Antarctic Extremes: Polar Extremes, an upcoming NOVA special hosted by paleontologist and Sant Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History Kirk Johnson, immerses viewers in a scientific quest to explore the unexpected secrets of our planet’s polar past. Following a trail of strange fossils found in all the wrong places–beech trees in Antarctica, hippo-like mammals in the Arctic–the film uncovers the bizarre history of the poles, from miles-high ice sheets to warm polar forests teeming with life. As Johnson digs up the hidden history of our past at the poles, Caitlin Saks & Arlo Perez explore the challenges of polar research today in Antarctic Extremes, a 10-part digital series that discovers what it takes to live, work, and do science at the bottom of the world.

Join us for an exclusive sneak peek of clips from the film and digital series before the full-length film and digital series premiere. After the screening, Julia Cort, Co-Executive Producer of NOVA, will moderate a Q&A discussion with

  • Kirk Johnson, Sant Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History, host of Polar Extremes
  • Jeremy Shakun, paleoclimatologist, associate Professor, Boston College
  • Arlo Perez, host of Antarctic Extremes
  • Caitlin Saks, host of Antarctic Extremes

Following the discussion, join us for a dessert and coffee reception to meet the panelists, play the NOVA Polar Lab, and experience Greenland Melting, FRONTLINE & NOVA’s fully immersive virtual reality climate change documentary.

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The event is free, but an RSVP is required. To save your seat, RSVP here: https://www.wgbh.org/event/nova-polar-extremes

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