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45 minute IMAX 3D documentary
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Join an immersive IMAX adventure to experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. In this inspiring true story, our best friends are also real-life superheroes. Journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs who save lives and discover the powerful bond they share with their human partners.
Follow ‘Halo’, a rookie puppy training to join one of the most elite disaster response teams in America. Meet ‘Henry’, an avalanche rescue expert in the Canadian Rockies, ‘Reef’, a Newfoundland lifeguard with the Italian coastguard, ‘Ricochet’, a Californian surf legend helping people with special needs, and the Bloodhound brothers, ‘Tipper and Tony’, who are leading the fight to save endangered species in Africa.
As we discover the incredible abilities of dogs and the astonishing science behind their superpowers, we’ll never look at our best friends the same way again!
This program sponsored in part through COCA’s Cultural Grant Program funded by the City of Tallahassee and Leon County. Your ticket purchase supports the Challenger Learning Center’s community outreach and educational programming.
Science happens every Saturday at the CLC! SCIturdays at the Challenger Learning Center are designed for you and your child to learn new skills while having fun together! Go green! Scientists are discovering ways we can reduce our negative impact on the planet. Learn about making plastics from biological materials and more. Register now at https://www.challengertlh.com/sciturdays/.
Tom Miller, Ph.D. | Professor | Biological Science, FSU
Very few people realize that North Florida has a very high diversity of carnivorous plants. Local native savannas and forests contain pitcher plants, butterworts, bladderworts, sundews, and dew threads. This talk will introduce some of our local species, while also providing information about the evolution, biogeography, and ecology of these unusual and beautiful plants. April is when many of these species are flowering, so some plants will be shown at the talk and advice on seeing these plants in nature will be provided.
Tom Miller was raised mostly in the southwestern United States and always assumed that carnivorous plants were only found in exotic tropical forests. However, he was first exposed to pitcher plants while working in his Ph.D. in Michigan, and was thrilled to find the same species when he moved to Florida. He has been a faculty at Florida State since 1989, where he teaches ecology. His research is focused on the small critters that live inside pitcher plants, as well as on the vegetation of coastal dunes and barrier islands.
Science happens every Saturday at the CLC! SCIturdays at the Challenger Learning Center are designed for you and your child to learn new skills while having fun together! Discover the magic behind the movies! Bring LEGO minifigures to life with stop-motion animation. Learn movie lingo and explore storyboarding and script writing. Register now at https://www.challengertlh.com/sciturdays/.
This talk will discuss the importance of studying Earth’s climate throughout the geological record (100,000 to multi-millions of years ago). It is important to understand the tools required for scientist to ‘read’ the geological history books, sedimentary rocks. In particular, he’ll explain various lines of evidence for understanding ancient and modern climate change that provide great evidence for human impacted climate change. It is important to recognize that climate related impacts go well beyond temperature and here we will discuss oceanic oxygen variability and it’s known effects. Numerous lines of evidence are pointing to ways modern, human induced, climate variability is happening at an unprecedented rate as they are changing faster than ancient natural climate change.
Jeremy Owens (PhD) and his colleagues conduct research to better understand the causes and consequences of natural climate events. Specifically, his work investigates the natural variability of ocean oxygen contents and its effects on chemistry and biology. These vents are our best windows into the feedbacks associated with climate change and potential extinctions. As a geochemist with broad interest his work spans a substantial portion of the geological timescale as he is in search for understanding the natural response of Earth to catastrophic events as a way to better predict potential future climate scenarios.
Science happens every Saturday at the CLC! SCIturdays at the Challenger Learning Center are designed for you and your child to learn new skills while having fun together! Use the power of code and imagination! Assemble and play a multi-player game using littleBits, easy-to-use electronic building blocks. Register now at https://www.challengertlh.com/sciturdays/.