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The Science of Climate Change

A 2021 HHMI BioInteractive Film



This film begins with phenomena linked to climate change and then examines how Earth’s temperature is controlled, how we know it is changing, and how the current changes compare to those over the last 800,000 years.

Along the way, we meet scientists working at the forefront of climate change: fire scientist Crystal Kolden, soil scientist Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, atmospheric scientist Ralph Keeling, and ice core scientist Kathleen Wendt. The scientists explain how we know what we know about Earth’s changing climate and make the critical point that we can solve climate challenges.

Ancient Caves

A 2020 MacGillivray Freeman IMAX Film



Ancient Caves brings science and adventure together as it follows paleoclimatologist Dr. Gina Moseley on a mission to unlock the secrets of the Earth’s climate in the most unlikely of places: caves. Moseley and her team of cave explorers travel the world exploring vast underground worlds in search of stalagmite samples – geologic “fingerprints” – that reveal clues about the planet’s climate history. Their quest leads them to some of the world’s most remote caves, both above and below the water, in France, Iceland, the Bahamas, the U.S. and Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Together, they go where very few humans will ever go, revealing the incredible lengths scientists will go to study the unknown.

Produced by Oceanic Research Group Films with support from the Giant Dome Theater Consortium. Presented by MacGillivray Freeman Films.

Narrated by Bryan Cranston



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K-12 education

Frequent visits to local 8th grade science classes

Participated in severalZOOM Q&A to pre-service and current educators in the US, Greenland, and Canada

Yearly volunteer of School of Ice (SOI); an advanced professional development program for geoscience faculty at Minority-Serving Institutions. LINK

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