Monthly Archives: April 2016

Ortles Day: Research meets School through the Atlantic Ocean

Just some decades ago it would have been incredible to still imagine it! Three research┬ácenters in different locations connected to speak about science in front of an audience of students, teachers and researchers from different countries. This is what happened during the first ” Ortles Day”.

The multi-broadcast event among the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center at The Ohio State University, the European Academy or Research of Bolzano (Italy) and the Botanical Institute of the University of Innsbruck (Austria) has been a success in science and outreach. Topics of the meeting: ice cores, pollens and their use in the paleoclimatology. But the undisputed protagonist of the day has been the Ortles Project, that in 2016 turns 8 years old.

The value of this kind of event is building bridges between research and school that in countries,such as Italy, are really disconnected from each other. Students, both Italians and Americans, present at the meeting gave a vital impulse to the organization. They represent the future of science and the whole planet.

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Here the program of the event.

From USA to Europe: the first “Ortles Day”

Today, April 14th, a meeting about the Ortles Project will be held among 3 locations connected via a multi-broadcast event: the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center at The Ohio State University, the EURAC of Bolzano in Italy, and the Institute of Botany of the University of Innsbruck in Austria. Topics of the meeting include ice cores, pollen, education events, paleoclimatology and last findings of the Ortles Project.
In fact, in Europe, many people wonder: what happened to the ice cores extracted from the Ortles glacier in 2011?
Below the flyer (in English).
Stay tuned, and we will update you.

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