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Stories from the Poles: Science and Adventure in Greenland and Antarctica with Ruth Heindel (VIRTUAL)

February 6 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Stories from the Poles: Science and Adventure in Greenland and Antarctica
Tuesday, February 6 | 6:30 – 8 pm | FREE | VIRTUAL

Part of the Naturalist Journeys 2024 Winter Presentation Series
No registration required.

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Ruth will share stories about her experience conducting fieldwork along the margin of the Greenland Ice Sheet and in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica, two locations that are shaped by their extreme climates and are sensitive to change. For each research location, Ruth will give a brief introduction to the climate, ecology, and geology of the region, explain what it’s like to travel to and conduct field research there, and share a few findings from her research, which focuses on the role of wind and dust in shaping landscapes.

About Ruth Heindel: Dr. Ruth Heindel is an assistant professor of environmental studies at Kenyon College in Gambier, OH. Ruth is an interdisciplinary earth scientist who uses a range of field and analytical methods to investigate cold-regions aeolian processes, biogeochemical cycles, and mineral weathering. She has conducted field research in Greenland, the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica, Alaska, the Colorado Front Range, and central Ohio. Ruth grew up in Vermont, attended Brown University for her undergraduate degree, and received her PhD from Dartmouth in 2017.

About Naturalist Journeys 2024: This year’s series focuses on climate change — but not in the ways you might expect. From beavers to sheep, forestry to fires, and music to mental health, we’ll explore unconventional approaches to safeguarding our planet, our landscapes, and ourselves in this climate crisis. The series runs January through March, with a mix of virtual and in-person presentations.

In-person presentations require free tickets. In-person events will also be livestreamed on our YouTube page. No registration required for virtual events. All online events will be held via Zoom.

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February 6
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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