Polar Extremes with Kirk Johnson and Julia Cort

April 15, 2020
7:00 p.m. 8:30 p.m.

Polar Extremes, a NOVA special hosted by former Museum Vice President of Research and Collections and Sant Director of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History Kirk Johnson, immerses viewers in a scientific quest to explore the unexpected secrets of our planet's polar past. Following a trail of strange fossils found in all the wrong places–beech trees in Antarctica, hippo-like mammals in the Arctic–the film uncovers the bizarre history of the poles, from miles-high ice sheets to warm polar forests teeming with life. What can Earth's dramatic climate history reveal about our future? Join us for a screening of clips from the full-length film that premiered in February on PBS. After the screening Julia Cort, Co-Executive Producer of NOVA, will moderate a Q&A discussion with Kirk.

This program is co-presented by The Denver Museum of Nature & Science and NOVA. NOVA is produced for PBS by WGBH Boston.

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