Icy Worlds and the Challenges of Climate Change 5+
Meet the Scientists -Antarctica and the Arctic are experiencing rapid changes and challenges in a dynamic world. Arctic sea ice is disappearing and the permafrost is melting, the Antarctic ocean is warming and ice sheets are under threat - what do these physical changes mean for the plants and animals that live in Earth's polar regions and their role in large-scale globally-important processes? Come and meet Polar scientists from the University of Edinburgh whose research aims to answer these questions! Uncover the secrets of these changing worlds, discover how we live and work in the beautiful yet hostile Polar environments, and explore how Polar research is helping us understand and manage the changes and challenges they face with exciting hands-on activities and demonstrations.
These activities are included with admission to Dynamic Earth and are free for Dynamic Earth Explorer Pass Holders. These drop-in activities are available from 10am – 4pm.