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

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

CANCELED DUE TO ICE STORM

…to be rescheduled as part of the 2011-2012 Science Seminar Series. (Look for details on-line Summer 2011)

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.

All Seminars are held in The Living World (north side of Zoo)

Parking FREE in Zoo North Lot.

FREE & OPEN to ALL. Registration not required.

For more information call 314-533-8586 or email rsvp@academyofsciencestl.org

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Date:
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Time:
7:30 PM-9:00 PM
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