Date(s) - Tue May 16, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bellwood-Antis Public Library
Presented by Kristin Joivell. With its short spring, summer, and fall seasons, the subarctic provides unique opportunities for research in climate change. In summer 2016, Kristin spent three weeks in Churchill, Manitoba assisting in collecting data from the ponds throughout the Hudson Bay Lowlands with Dr. LeeAnn Fishback, Scientific Coordinator of the Churchill Northern Studies Centre. Kristin will share photographs of the data collection process, in addition to reporting on inferences about climate change made by the scientists on the research project. Additionally, Kristin will have live organisms from vernal pools here in Pennsylvania (which are very similar to the organisms in the ponds in the subarctic) on hand for participants to observe. Come prepared to take a closer look at pond ecosystems in this interactive presentation!
Read the Earthwatch group blog about the expedition.