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September

10 - Science in the Mountains Lecture Series

7pm: Charting the Last Great Global Warming: Ice Age Lessons for a Warming World:

Dr. Aaron Putnam, Assistant Professor, University of Maine
About 18,000 years ago, the last ice age came to a stunning end in a signature event called the "last glacial termination". But what caused this abrupt, great global warming event is still not entirely understood. Join University of Maine Assistant Professor Dr. Aaron Putnam to learn about what our most recent glacial period, the largest natural climate variation registered during the timeframe of humans, might teach us about warming world today.

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October 

19 - Science in the Mountains Lecture Series

7pm: Climate Trends from Mount Washington, New Hampshire:

Georgia Murray, Staff Scientist, Appalachian Mountain Club
Long-term climate records in mountains are limited with the Mount Washington Observatory's own dataset providing one of the most robust resources in the Northeast. An updated analysis of climate trends from the Mount Washington Summit and nearby Pinkham Notch has been published led by long-term partner the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC). Join AMC's Staff Scientist Georgia Murray to review the most recent temperature and snow trends as well as other climate indicators from the Northeast's highest peak. The Community Snow Observations project, that engages winter hikers in snow depth monitoring, will also be presented as an approach to improving snowpack estimates in mountain environments.

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November 

16 - Science in the Mountains Lecture Series

7pm: Rare Butterfly Research in the White Mountains:

The Presidential Range of New Hampshire has some of the harshest weather in the world, but can you believe that there are two unique butterflies that live their entire lives in the alpine zone of these mountains! Although the range of these species is protected by the White Mountain National Forest, they are vulnerable to threats such as off-trail recreation and climate change. Join biologist Heidi Holman from New Hampshire Fish & Game to learn about the research being done to determine the population status of the White Mountain Arctic and White Mountain Fritillary, two unique gems living at the top of New England.

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October - May 

Home of the World's Worst Weather - Virtual Classroom
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