Saturdays on Ice

$3 for only Lightcatcher / Speakers free / Free for Museum members

An exhibition series featuring a day each month devoted to culture and climate, these special, reduced admission days are packed with speakers, activities and workshops covering art, science, history and exploration. Speakers present in Old City Hall and Family Activity Days take place at the Lightcatcher.

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Saturday; November 9, 2013: Climate Perspectives
10 AM – 4 PM; Family Activity Day: Exploring Climate Change
11 AM; Cool Talk: Getting to the Bottom of the Greenland Ice Sheet
Ian Joughin, glaciologist
2 PM; Vanishing Ice Speaker Series*: Ethical Actions for a Planet in Peril
Kathleen Dean Moore, author and philosopherwatch the talk here.
4 PM; Citizen Art: Wishes for the Planet
Seiko Purdue, artist

Saturday; December 7, 2013: Ice Matters
10 AM – 4 PM; Family Activity Day: Expeditions! Exploring Ice
11 AM; Cool Talk: Emperors of the Ice
Richard Farr, author
2 PM; Vanishing Ice Speaker Series*: At the Core – Discovering the History of Ice and Climate Change
Anna McKee, artist in Vanishing Ice & Eric Steig, isotope geochemist, University of Washington

** bonus! Sunday; December 8, 2013
2 PM; Vanishing Ice Speaker Series*: Why Ice Matters
Henry Pollack, geophysicist, author and Nobel Laureate

Saturday; January 11, 2014: Creature (DIS)comforts
10 AM – 4 PM; Family Activity Day: Creatures on Ice
11 AM; Cool Talk: Ocean Acidification
Bill Dewey, shellfish biologist and farmer; ocean advocate
2 PM; Vanishing Ice Speaker Series*: Imaging the Arctic: Climate Science through Art
Maria Coryell Martin, artist in Vanishing Ice and Kristin Laidre, marine mammal biologist

Saturday; February 8, 2014: Action
10 AM – 4 PM; Family Activity Day: E(ART)H Fair
11 AM; Cool Talks: The Reality, Social Dimensions and Solutions of Climate Change
2 PM; Vanishing Ice Speaker Series*: What’s Next? Answer and Action Panel

*The Vanishing Ice Speaker Series is presented by North Cascades Institute and the Whatcom Museum and is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Washington.