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Left Out in the Cold: The Story of the Barrow Global Climate Change Research Lab in Barrow, Alaska

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 @ 7:30 PM-9:00 PM

Janet Baum, AIA, Trustee, Academy of Science – St. Louis; retired founding partner of Health, Education + Research Associates, Inc.,; lead programmer and planner, Barrow Global Climate Change Research Lab

The Inupiat Native Americans (Eskimos) have continuously inhabited the North Slope of Alaska for 10,000 years. Just a few summers ago, the permanent Arctic sea ice pack was only a few hundred yards off the coastline of Alaska. Now it lies over one hundred miles away, and the gap is increasing. For the Inupiat, traversing this gap for subsistence hunting in sealskin canoes poses great risk.

Looking to find a way to provide steady occupations and income for their people (without resorting to oil drilling), the Inupiat commissioned the building of the Barrow, Alaska laboratory to study climate change. Through this, the Inupiat tribe is working to ensure their survival and preserve the Arctic landscape upon which they depend.

The project lead programmer and planner on this project, retired HERA founding partner Janet Baum, tells the remarkable story of place, people and environmental preservation in Left Out in the Cold.

Location: Saint Louis Zoo Living World Auditorium. Parking is FREE in the Zoo North Lot.

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Adults, teachers, middle and high school students, and the general public are invited to attend these no-cost lectures on topical issues in science. For more information call 314-646-4544 or 314-533-8586. Registration not required.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011
7:30 PM-9:00 PM
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