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POLAR SCIENCE RESEARCH WEEKEND
March 7 - 9
Pacific Science Center
Build an igloo, snuggle into hooded cold-weather parkas, peek into tents used in polar research camps, take the salinity taste test and join a spectacular smashing ice demonstration as you meet and talk to polar researchers.
It's all part of Polar Science Weekend, returning to Pacific Science Center for the ninth straight year on March 7-9, 2014. Presented in partnership with the University of Washington's Applied Physics Laboratory, students, families and guests of all ages will enjoy three action-packed days of hands-on activities, demonstrations, exhibits and more - all transporting you into the extreme environments of the Arctic and Antarctic. You will also meet polar scientists who work in some of the most remote and challenging places on earth.
Some of the world's foremost polar scientists will be on hand for this event, including Dr. Mike Steele of the UW. In the short video below he talks about some of the challenges of arctic research.