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Online Children’s Spring Lecture: Climate Change in Antarctica

Illustration of penguins on icebergs.

Online Children's Spring Lecture

Climate Change in Antarctica: understanding the science of the sky

Tuesday 27 April, 16:30-17:15


What is it like to be a climate scientist in Antarctica? Join polar scientist Dr Ella Gilbert in our Online Children's Spring Lecture as she talks about her personal experiences of working in the coldest, driest, remotest continent on our planet. How do you set out to better understand climate change in one of the wildest and most unexplored places on Earth? Expect to hear the answer as Ella reveals the science of the sky using aeroplanes, weather balloons, clouds and much more!

Ella Gilbert is an atmospheric physicist and climate modeller, currently working as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading. Ella has researched Antarctic climate change for several years, including 7 weeks spent in Antarctica working for the British Antarctic Survey whilst completing her PhD. She is a passionate science communicator about Antarctic climate change who has worked with schools and museums, including featuring in the Natural History Museum's 'Nature Live' series of talks. Ella has also made appearances at festivals, on radio and television and at high-profile events like the launch of the RRS Sir David Attenborough.

Suitable for children 7-12 years old. For more information, contact

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