Old Bridge, NJ – Aug. 6, 2018 – The Old Bridge Public Library will live stream the PolarTREC on Thursday, August 23rd at 11am in its large community meeting room.
Educators Dr. Lauren Neitzke Adamo, Director of Rutgers University Geology Museum, and Dr. Lucas Zoet, Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will broadcast their field research live from Rhone Glacier in Switzerland. The team is developing ways to predict the sliding speeds of glaciers and ice sheets to help predict glacial change in the polar regions. The streaming is best suited for ages 13 and up.
PolarTREC (Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating) is a program in which teachers from the United States (both formal and informal) spend 3-6 weeks participating in hands-on field research experiences in the polar regions. The goal of PolarTREC is to invigorate polar science education and understanding by bringing educators and polar researchers together.
The Old Bridge Public Library has consistently been voted one of the three Best Public Libraries in Middlesex County by the readers of the Home News Tribune. The Library is open seven-days-a-week and is located at 1 Old Bridge Plaza at the corner of Rt. 516 and Cottrell Road in the Municipal Center. More information about this and other Library programs is available at www.oldbridgelibrary.org or by calling 732-721-5600 x5033. The satellite Laurence Harbor branch is located at 277 Shoreland Circle; phone: 732-566-2227.