Cold Season Research Tour at the University of New Hampshire - February 12, 2022

frost tube snow and collecting data

Cold Season Research Tour at the University of New Hampshire

Join us for the fourth workshop in our NHEE Winter Learning Series!

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a research scientist who studies winter? Come on a walking tour of the University of New Hampshire's Thompson Farm Research Observatory, where scientists are studying snow and winter climate. Scientists will teach you how to measure snow, albedo (how bright the snow is), and soil frost. Your measurements will contribute to ongoing research and community science projects. You'll even get to construct your own soil frost tube to measure the soil frost in your backyard! Weather permitting, we will also demonstrate how we use Unpiloted Aerial Vehicles (UAVs, or drones) to measure snowpacks.

Participants are expected to spend most of the workshop outside in the snow. Please wear warm winter jacket, snow pants, waterproof mittens or gloves, warm hat, and winter snow boots. We also recommend bringing a snack and warm drink in an insulated thermos.

When: Saturday, February 12, 2022 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Where: University of New Hampshire's Thompson Farm Research Observatory, Durham, NH  

Who: Ages 6 & up and children must be accompanied by an adult

Cost: Adults: $10.00 for NHEE Members; $20 Non-members; Youth: $10.00

Don't let the registration fee stop you from attending, details can be found on the registration page.

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