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Natural History on the Big Screen: Polar Extremes

January 29, 2020 6:45 PM

Doors Open: 6:15 PM
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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. What can Earth's dramatic climate history reveal about our future? Join us for an exclusive sneak peek of clips from the film before the full-length version premieres in February on PBS. After the screening Julia Cort, Co-Executive Producer of NOVA, will moderate a Q&A discussion with Johnson, the filmmakers, and scientists featured in the film.

This program is co-presented by The National Museum of Natural History and NOVA. NOVA is produced by PBS for WGBH Boston.

Featured Speakers

Richard Barclay, Paleobotanist at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History; featured in Polar Extremes

Kirk Johnson, Sant Director of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History; host of Polar Extremes

Maureen Raymo, Paleoclimatologist and Director of the Lamont-Doherty Core Repository at Columbia University; featured in Polar Extremes

Accessibility: Access services such as American Sign Language interpretation, real-time captioning (CART), or audio description are available with two-weeks advanced notice. To request this service, please call (202) 633-5238 or e-mail NMNHAccessibility@si.edu. This event is wheelchair accessible.

National corporate funding for NOVA is provided by Draper. Major funding for NOVA is provided by the David H. Koch Fund for Science, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers. Additional funding is provided by the NOVA Science Trust. Major funding for Polar Extremes is provided by the National Science Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the Heising-Simons Foundation, The Kendeda Fund, the George D. Smith Fund, and the Richard Saltonstall Charitable Foundation.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1713552. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
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