Apprenticeshop lecture with Joee Patterson

Icebreakers, Zodiacs, Elephant Seals: Tools and trials of an Antarctic marine technician

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ROCKLAND — Stories of glacial collapse and sea level rise are common in the news these days as are stories of intrepid scientists traveling to the ends of the earth in search of the truth behind these events, according to Apprenticeshop, in a news release. Scientists are studying everything from microscopic planktonic life to glaciers that would dwarf the state of Maine in order to better understand the history and potential future of this frozen continent. 

Behind every scientist is a team of field technicians who keep studies up and running in some of the harshest conditions on earth.

Joee Patterson has completed nine Antarctic expeditions as a Marine Technician. On Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 6 p.m., at The Apprenticeshop, Patterson will share stories of life on an icebreaker, a vast array of scientific studies conducted by USAP (United States Antarctic Program) participants, and her close encounters with the wildlife.

Free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $10

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Event Date: 

Wed, 12/18/2019 - 6:00pm

Event Location: 

The Apprenticeshop


655 Main Street
Rockland  Maine
United States