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Instructor: Michelle Day, Scientist at the University of New Hampshire

Join Michelle to discuss this hot-button issue and learn about her experience as a research scientist drilling ice cores in Antarctica. Explore the evidence of past alterations in our planet's climate, possible causes of climate change today, and how past changes can help us understand the implications of climate change on our future.
Saturday, January 09, 2016
Instructor: Marsha Rich, Resource Agent for the American Meteorological Society

Learn how weather is created by the interrelationships between the sun and the earth, air, land, and water in its many forms. Also enjoy a basic introduction to weather observation, with a special session on the peculiarities of mountain weather. This trip is geared toward anyone with a general interest in weather, and provides a great training opportunity for science teachers.
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Instructor: Joe Lentini, Professional Climbing Guide and Vice President of the New Hampshire Mountain Rescue Service

Learn the skills you need for travel in any of the mountain ranges of the world, and spend the night on top of the highest mountain in the Northeast! Sessions will include crampon and ice axe use, self-arrest, navigation, as well as avalanche safety and avalanche transceiver use. Then, on the second day of the course, put your new skills to the test with a dawn hike around the summit.
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Instructor: Brian Fowler, Mount Washington Observatory President who has studied the surficial geology of the Presidential Ranger for more than 45 years.

This program will review the processes, history, and distinctive geologic features created here by the continental ice sheet during and after the Ice Age, and it will review proposals emerging from recent research for new interpretations of some of these features both on and adjacent to Mt. Washington.
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Instructor: Ryan Knapp, MWOBS Weather Observer/Meteorologist

This course will introduce photography basics for new and budding photographers and introduce some pointers for shooting in winter environments. The course will combine indoor instruction with outdoor field experience. Participants must bring their own camera equipment. Cameras must be DSLR or have full manual control.
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Instructor: Mark Van Baalen, Geologist at Harvard University

Recent unexpected developments in the inexorable process of climate change have shown us that the Earth's response to a changing climate is far more complex than previously thought. The emerging field of Earth System Science tries to address all of these factors in a holistic manner, rather than simply as a physical or chemical question. Join geologist Mark Van Baalen in an assessment of what we know about climate, where we are likely headed, and how the Mount Washington Observatory fits into this picture.
Saturday, March 19, 2016
This trip provides a backstage pass to Mount Washington Observatory. Get a firsthand look at how and why Observatory scientists observe and record Mount Washington's weather, explore the mountain's fascinating human and natural history, learn about the ecology of the White Mountains, and experience life and work at the Observatory's legendary mountaintop station.
Friday, March 25, 2016

Mount Washington Observatory

PO Box 2310 | 2779 White Mountain Highway | North Conway, NH 03860