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Montshire’s Day For Science: A Community Celebration Advocating the Importance of Science

Apr 14, 2017
For Immediate Release

Montshire’s Day For Science, Saturday, April 22, 10am–5pm. Admission is free and open to all members of the community!

Join friends and neighbors Saturday, April 22 at the Montshire Museum of Science to celebrate the importance of science. While some will be marching for science, the Montshire invites the community to the Museum and engage in doing science, meeting scientists, and hear about climate science from researchers in the field.

The day will be filled with hands-on activities, lectures, and opportunities for you to share your thoughts about the important role of science in your life.

Montshire’s Day For Science, Saturday, April 22, 10am–5pm. Admission is free and open to all members of the community!

Hands-on Science and Engineering workshops, 11am–4pm

  • Dr. Vicki May, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College will show you how to solder and make a solar powered lantern you can bring home.
  • Dr. Chris Polashenski, climate scientists with the US Army Corps of Engineering Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL), will talk about his research and doing science in the arctic, and lead activities about sea ice and the earth’s energy balance.
  • Montshire education staff will lead a number of hands-on science activities ranging from climate science to exploring the natural history of northern New England.
  • Dr. Andrew Coppens of the University of New Hampshire will provide opportunities for you to record your stories about what the environment means to you, the changes you’ve witnessed over time, and how they have impacted your life.

Why Science Matters presentations, 2–3:15pm

  • Dr. Mary Albert, Executive Director U.S. Ice Drilling Program —Climate Change: What we know and how we know it.
  • Dr. Joseph Helble, Dean of the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College—The role of federal and private investments in science and engineering R&D serves society.
  • Christine Black, PhD candidate, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Dartmouth College—Science makes us human: the quest to understand our place in the universe.
  • Dr. Marcos Stafne, Executive Director of the Montshire Museum—Science matters, and so does scientific literacy: the need to engage in science outside the classroom.

 

Montshire’s Day For Science is made possible with contributions from Bill and Jane Stetson, and from Roger Sloboda, the Ira Allen Eastman Professor of Biological Sciences at Dartmouth College and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.