REMOTE EXPLORERS PROGRAM LAUNCHES ON WORLD ANTARCTICA DAY
NSF-FUNDED INITIATIVE OFFERS VIRTUAL PROGRAMS AND RESOURCES
Thanks to a generous supplement to our grant from the National Science Foundation, GSF is pleased to launch our Dinosaurs of Antarctica Remote Explorers Program. This expanded outreach effort is designed to help our theater partners keep families and learners engaged during this challenging time.
The initiative is kicking off on World Antarctica Day, December 1, to celebrate the treaty that protects the continent for international science collaboration. Partners are hosting a variety of film-related virtual events, including members’ sneak peek screenings with scientist Q&A panels, online teacher workshops, and distinguished lecture programs. Coloring sheets and simple home activities are available to share via social media and web.
Coming in 2021, GSF will release a variety of exciting new film-related resources, including an Ultra HD dinosaur-themed digital series with learning activities for home and school, and a robust social media kit.
Contact your GSF representative to take advantages of mini grants provided by the NSF to support digital engagement this winter and spring.
The first original large format dinosaur film in over a decade, Dinosaurs of Antarctica is an epic chronicle of a prehistoric world now lost to ice. From glaciers to Glacialisaurus, the film introduces audiences to the amazing and bizarre prehistoric creatures that inhabited Antarctic forests and swamps hundreds of millions of years ago—and the scientists on a quest to uncover them.
For more information, please reach out to project PI, Deborah Raksany, email@example.com, or contact your own theater representative.
MAJOR FUNDING PROVIDED BY THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION AND THE U.S. ANTARCTIC PROGRAM
ABOUT THE FILM
From the Permian through the Jurassic, journey to the south polar landscapes of Antarctica hundreds of millions of years ago. Roam the primitive forest and thick swamps with bizarre dinosaurs and colossal amphibians. Enter a surreal world of bug-eyed giants and egg-laying mammals – where survival means enduring the sunless, six-month polar winter surrounded by meat-eaters with night vision. Join intrepid Antarctic scientists on a quest to understand the ice continent’s profound transformation over deep time — investigating the parallels and differences between prehistoric climate events and human-triggered warming today.
Welcome to the lost prehistoric world of Gondwana…
…WELCOME TO ANTARCTICA.