Adventure to the Arctic Circle, the Earth's Air Conditioner, with Philippe Cousteau
Thursday, June 2, 2011 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (EDT)
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Adventure to the Arctic Circle, the Earth's Air Conditioner
Presented by Philippe Cousteau and Dr. Eduard Sarukhanian
Thursday, June 2, 2011
For Classrooms (Middle School Focus)
The Arctic region is the air conditioner of our planet, responsible for regulating our global climate system. Interestingly, scientists know more about many planets in our solar system than they do about the Arctic Ocean. Join Philippe Cousteau, Discovery Education’s Chief Spokesperson for Environmental Education and grandson of oceanic explorer Jacques Cousteau, as he takes your students on a journey to the Arctic. Following recent filming in the Arctic for a CNN documentary, Philippe will share his first-hand account of the changes taking place in this region due to climate change, including glacier and sea ice melting, and the changes in the makeup and temperature of the Arctic Waters.
Then, Dr. Eduard Sarukhanian, an oceanographer and polar climate expert from the World Meteorological Organization who has worked on the International Polar Year, will further explain the science behind the changes taking place in the Arctic. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and will walk away with a better understanding of the role the Arctic plays in our global climate system and in their daily lives, and what they can do to make a difference.
No special equipment is needed to view this event online. All you need is an internet connected computer (and a way to share with students - projector and speakers). Students will have the chance to submit questions to ask live.
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