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Exploring the Antarctic with Dr. Chris Gardner

The Columbus Science Pub travels south – WAAAYY south – with Dr. Chris Gardner, a geochemist with the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center at The Ohio State University!

Join the Columbus Science Pub and STEAM Factory for Exploring the Antarctic with Dr. Chris Gardner this Thursday May 21 at 7:30 p.m.

To register for this event, go to Use the code “getnerdy” if you want to zero out the suggested $10 donation and add your own amount. All proceeds benefit their amazing partners at Shadowbox Live.

Growing up in northeast Ohio, Dr. Chris Gardner never thought his research would take him to the ends of the earth. But in 2004 he found himself in a helicopter leaving McMurdo station for the Dry Valleys of Antarctica. Chris is a geochemist in the School of Earth Science and Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center at The Ohio State University. He looks at how the chemistry of runoff from melting glaciers effects the ocean and possibly global climate. Join him on a (virtual) adventure to the biggest ice free area in the Antarctic to discover for yourself how scientists collect data that informs our climate models for the future.


For more fun things to do in Columbus this week, check out the latest issue of Fun10Columbus

Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.

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