Natural History on the Big Screen: Polar ExtremesAfter Five, Films, Lectures & Discussions
Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 6:45 – 8:30pm EST
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.
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.
Free, but registration is requested. Click "Get Tickets" to reserve your seat.
Ground Floor, Baird Auditorium