Public Outreach

During the course of the research mission, the scientists at Palmer Research station will participate in a series of Live Calls with the general public. These calls are designed to enable environmentally interested members of the public to ask the scientists questions about penguins, the research mission, and working in Antarctica.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology sponsored LiveStream broadcasts:

Members of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology hosted two events titled “Talk with Scientists in a Penguin Colony”. These live broadcasts featured researchers describing their research project that is based out of Palmer Research Station, Antarctica, how they are investigating the functioning of the Antarctic ecosystem and how changes in the ecosystem are affecting the Adelie penguin populations. Also, participants were given a glimpse live footage of the Adelie penguin chicks at the Torgersen Island colony.

To see the Cornell Lab of Ornithology announcement about the event, visit: http://dl.allaboutbirds.org/cornelllab-monday-night-seminars

The broadcasts were moderated conversations with questions directly from the audience (via the chatbox feature in LiveStream).

  1. Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 1:00 – 2:00pm EST (Recording)
  2. Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 11:00am – 12:00pm EST (Recording)
We enjoyed “seeing” you on the broadcast!

Liberty Science Center Skype calls and activities:

Science educators at Liberty Science Center will host two events that connect members of the public with penguin scientists down in Antarctica. Participate in these live calls with researchers as they describe their research project that is based out of Palmer Research Station, Antarctica. Come learn about how they are investigating the functioning of the Antarctic ecosystem and how changes in the ecosystem are affecting the Adelie penguin populations. Also, glimpse live footage of the Adelie penguin chicks at the Torgersen Island colony. Following the event there will be additional hands-on activities around Liberty Science Center to learn more about penguins and Antarctica.

To participate in a Skype come to Liberty Science Center: Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07305 on:

  1. Wednesday, February 11, 2015. The Skype call will be from 12:15 – 12:45pm EST (Recording will be posted following the event)
  2. Saturday, February 21, 2015. The Skype call will be from 11:00 – 11:30am EST (Recording will be posted following the event)
We look forward to seeing you at Liberty Science Center for the calls!

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