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EI LIVE K12: Under the Sea – Corals and Climate Change

February 18, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Earth Institute LIVE (EI LIVE) K12 is dedicated to bringing the science of sustainability to K12 students, educators, and parents.

About this Event

Presenter: Brad Linsley, Lamont Research Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Target Audience: Grades 3-6

This session will explore how coral skeletons can be used to generate seasonal resolution (winter, spring, summer, fall) reconstructions of water temperature, rainfall and salinity (salt content) extending back hundreds of years. The longest coral sample scientists at Lamont has collected extends back to 1521 C.E! Students a close-up view of actual coral core samples that have been collected and will learn how they are sampled and analyzed in the lab to make these unique climate records.

A link to join the session will be provided to all registered participants 24 hours in advance.

If you would like to submit any questions before the event, please send them to Cassie Xu (cassie@ei.columbia.edu).

Event Contact Information:
Cassie Xu
lcx2001@columbia.edu