Join us at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, for a presentation on climate and ocean changes in the polar regions at Rogers High School. Dr. Martha McConnell will present the free talk, which is hosted by ALT and generously underwritten by the Donner Foundation. Her talk will focus on the important and large-scale changes observed in the polar regions, and how those changes affect our home in Rhode Island. Options for responding to climate change will be discussed. RHS science classes are currently engaged ‘The Sea-Level Rise Challenge,” a climate resiliency project aimed at exposing students to the effects of global climate change on Aquidneck Island. The presentation is free but registration is requested.
Dr. McConnell is an ocean scientist with A.I.S. Inc. with extensive experience in polar science, policy, and education. She has served as Visiting Professor at the United States Coast Guard Academy, teaching oceanography and atmospheric science, and taught at Salve Regina University. She managed the Polar Programme for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and directed studies on ocean, polar, and climate science policy issues for the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). A member of The Explorers Club, Dr. McConnell holds a B.A. in Geology from Colgate University and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Paleoceanography from the University of South Carolina.