Sail to Antarctica at Feb. 8 Science Saturday

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Board a historic tall ship – figuratively – and sail to Antarctica from the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences on Feb. 8. This weekend’s Science Saturday will be steered by Mike Kramer, who actually did spend three weeks sailing on a tall ship, built in 1911, on an expedition to Antarctica.

Kramer, who earned a master’s degree in geology from Dartmouth College and holds an MBA from Columbia, serves as a volunteer lecturer for NYC Downtown Public Middle Schools. Don’t miss this chance to learn about his adventure via thrilling videos and photos and a fascinating discussion.

“We set sail into Antarctica through this documentary and presentation on the Bark Europa, a 180-foot steel-hull tall ship built in 1911,” LBIF explains. “Mike Kramer will guide us through his three-week journey in some of the roughest ocean in the world. Through tight passages and protected waters, we’ll learn about wildlife, international research stations, historic whaling stations and the impact of man-made climate change on Antarctica.”

All Science Saturday lectures feature experts discussing pressing scientific, ecological and sustainability issues that directly affect the shore environment community. A schedule of all upcoming presentations is available online at lbifoundation.org/science/science-saturdays-3.

Admission to Science Saturdays – organized by the LBIF Science Committee – is free for Foundation members. A $5 donation per person is requested from all other attendees. No registration is required.

The Foundation is located at 120 Long Beach Blvd. in Loveladies.

For more information, call 609-494-1241 or visit lbifoundation.org.

—J.K.H.

Reposted from The Sandpaper, Feb. 3, 2020