Science Show & Share

Connect and engage with scientists from CIRES!  

Science Show & Share

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The CIRES Science Show & Share webinar series connects middle and high school students with scientists from around the world. Join us for a 40-minute virtual session. The scientists will share about their work, what they are doing, how they are doing it, and why it's important for about 20-minutes, followed by a live Q&A session. 

We will feature topics on current environmental events like Earth Day and COP26, as well as, connect with researchers from some of the most remote locations in the world.

The webinar recordings can be used as stand-alone classroom resources. This program is a continuation of the successful Science@Home program. 

Fall 2022 - McMurdo Speaker Series: Antarctica, Space, Lasers (Oh my!)McMurdo 2022 Antarctica Crew

Travel virtually to Antarctica with your students and meet live with scientists spending a year at the McMurdo Station with our new fall webinar series. Join us for four live sessions from McMurdo research station in the heart of Antarctica, facilitated by researcher Dr. Xinzhao Chu and her graduate students. Throughout the webinars, your students will learn about polar science topics such as the upper atmosphere, space weather, seasons in Antarctica, and what it's like to live at the McMurdo station. Students will also be able to chat live with scientists at the end of the world. Classrooms can be live on camera with the scientists asking their questions. These events are also open to the public and will be interesting for all ages middle school and up. Register on the event pages today for the link! Co-hosted by CIRES Education & Outreach and Exploring by the Seat of your Pants.

  • October 11 - A Day in the Life at McMurdo with Jackson Jandreau
  • October 18 - Seasons in Antarctica with Ian Geraghty
  • November 8 - Introduction to the Upper Atmosphere with Yingfei Chen
  • November 15 -  Introduction to space weather with Arunima Prakash

Register for one or all four webinars using this Google Form

Dr. Xinzhao Chu at McMurdoAbout the McMurdo Lidar Research Group

Dr. Xinzhao Chu of the University of Colorado Boulder has traveled to both ends of the Earth to study the unique environment where Earth's atmosphere transitions into space. She specializes in the development of lidar (LIght Detection And Ranging) instruments -- powerful lasers that when shot into the sky can measure properties of the small amount of atmosphere that exists more than 60 miles above Earth's surface. Dr. Chu's team has been operating lidars at McMurdo Station, Antarctica continuously since 2010, which has led to many new and exciting discoveries. Her team is excited to deploy the 2022-2023 campaign this August! Join us LIVE this fall and get excited about STEM careers, learn about the upper atmosphere, space weather, seasons in Antarctica, and what it's like to live at the McMurdo station. 

Upcoming Events

McMurdo Speaker Series: Antarctica, Space & Lasers (Oh my!) A Day in the Life at McMurdo
- Webinar

Join McMurdo scientist, Jackson Jandreau, from McMurdo Antarctica for a 10-15 minute lesson on a day in the life at McMurdo Station in Antarctica, followed by a Q&A. Join live with your classroom on camera, ask your questions directly to Jackson and his colleagues, and get excited about polar science!

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McMurdo Speaker Series: Antarctica, Space & Lasers (Oh my!) Seasons in Antarctica
- Webinar

Join McMurdo scientist, Ian Geraghty, from McMurdo Antarctica for a 10-15 minute lesson on Seasons in Antarctica, followed by a live Q&A. Join live with your classroom on camera, ask your questions directly to Jackson and his colleagues, and get excited about polar science!

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McMurdo Speaker Series: Antarctica, Space, Lasers (Oh my!) Intro to Upper Atmosphere
- Webinar

Join McMurdo scientist, Yingfei Chen, from McMurdo Antarctica for a 10-15 minute lesson on an Introduction to the Upper Atmosphere followed by a Q&A. Join live with your classroom on camera and ask your questions directly to Yingfei and his colleagues. 

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McMurdo Speaker Series: Antarctica, Space & Lasers (Oh my!) Intro to Space Weather
- Webinar

Join McMurdo scientist, Arunima Prakash, LIVE from McMurdo, Antarctica for a 10-15 minute lesson on an Introduction to space weather followed by a Q&A. Join live with your classroom on camera and ask your questions directly to Arunima and her colleagues. 

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Contact

ciresoutreach@colorado.edu
Phone: 303-492-5670
Fax: 303-735-3644

Mail

CIRES Education and Outreach
University of Colorado Boulder
488 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0449

Office Hours

8:00 am to 5:00 pm -- fall and spring semesters 

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