Dr Duncan Pirrie Antarctic Scientist Visits Tamar 11 Dec 2014

We were privileged to spend a fascinating hour this morning listening to Duncan Pirrie speak about his time working for the British Antarctic Survey as a field geologist. Duncan has visited Antarctica five times, spending nearly one and a half years camping in the harsh environment of the Antarctic Peninsula whilst studying rocks and looking for fossils.
Duncan used an old fashioned slideshow to explain what life was like working as a scientist in the frozen South. He talked about how scientists travel to the continent and what life is like once they get there.
The children were enraptured and listened so well and were full of pertinent questions. After his talk some children had the opportunity to dress up in Antarctic clothing.
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