Join NOVA on three virtual field trips this month in celebration of Earth Day and Environmental Education Month. We will be live streaming a presentation and Q&A with three scientists doing Earth science research in extreme environments at the poles.
We know that many classes are meeting virtually now due to school closures from the coronavirus pandemic and we invite you to join the conversation with your students on the NOVA Education Facebook page where we will be hosting the virtual field trips. If you're interested in attending any of these trips with your classes, please RSVP to email@example.com
How to Support a Satellite from the South Pole
For our first virtual field trip, Dr. Kelly Brunt (Associate Research Scientist with the University of Maryland and NASA) will discuss how researchers are monitoring the changes at Earth's poles using satellites with centimeter level accuracy.
Celebrate Earth Day with Dr. Kirk Johnson
For our second virtual field trip, celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with Dr. Kirk Johnson, Sant Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of National History and host of NOVA Polar Extremes. Hear about some of his favorite places on planet Earth, and why it's essential to continue learning about our planet.
Surviving (and Thriving) in a Polar Desert
For our third virtual field trip, Melisa Diaz, a PhD student at Ohio State University, will discuss how organisms have survived for millions of years in the salty, dry soils in the dry valleys of Antarctica.