Announcing the 6th Annual Climate Change Science Day at the University of Maine on May 2, 2013. This open house will include tours and demonstrations aimed at high school students and will feature visits to the following laboratories:

* Ice Core Glaciochemistry Laboratories — Visit the labs that measure the chemistry of ice cores used to reconstruct past climates.

* Ice Core Drill Site Exhibit — See the drill, tents, and cold weather gear used to collect ice cores.

* Paleoecology Laboratory — Examine the fossils from lakes that are used to reconstruct environmental change.

* Remote Sensing — An overview of some of the science that is being done using satellite imagery with an emphasis on the glaciers and ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica.

*** NEW *** Why I Became a Climate Scientist? — Learn why Climate Change Institute graduate students are pursing careers in the sciences.   Explore first-hand accounts of field exploration activities in geographic locations in Antarctica, Asia, Greenland and the Rocky Mountains.


This event is sponsored by the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine.  This year’s event will include visits to laboratories within the Sawyer Environmental Research Center on the University of Maine campus from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.