Ice Core Science

Ice Core Science: Using Knowledge to Act

DATE: 27 February 2019

Archived Webinar

Online Discussion Group will take place Monday, 4-15 March, 2019. This delayed start is planned to give international participants a chance to watch the archived webinar.

Climate change is arguably the most urgent issue facing the planet and future generations. This Master Class will explore understanding evidence of past climate change from polar ice cores as well as adaptation strategies being used by communities already being affected by climate change and how to empower our students to take action.


Researcher Dr. Mary Albert and educator Louise Huffman will be teaming up to present a Master Class for educators, scientists, science communicators and the general public.

For educators: This class will provide a deeper understanding of ways scientists and educators can work together to reach learners of all ages and levels of scientific experience.

For researchers: This class will discuss techniques for improving their science communication skills.



Researcher: Dr. Mary Albert Executive Director

Mary R. Albert, PhD, is the Executive Director of the U.S. Ice Drilling Program, and Professor of Engineering at Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth. At Dartmouth she teaches classes on climate change and engineering on both the undergraduate and graduate level. The current research that Dr. Albert and her graduate students are addressing involves climate change in two ways: understanding evidence of past climate from polar ice cores, and also developing adaptation strategies and frameworks needed for communities under current climate change. Read More



Educator: Louise T. Huffman, M.S.Ed

Louise T. Huffman, is the Director of Education and Public Outreach (EPO) for the US Ice Drilling Program (IDP), a National Science Foundation funded program at Dartmouth College. One of the highlighted EPO programs for IDP is the School of Ice held each summer for faculty teaching at Minority Serving Institutions. Huffman found her love for polar science in the 2002-03 Antarctic research season as a TEA (Teacher Experiencing Antarctica and the Arctic) on the “Stream Team” in the Dry Valleys.  She also spent the 2007 Antarctic research season at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, coordinating the ANDRILL ARISE (ANDRILL Research Immersion for Science Educators) program.Read More