FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Natasha Dworkin
P: 206-543-9762 F: 206-616-7537
The Burkes Antarctic
Seattle, October 10, 2001
On November 10 and 11, 2001, the Burke Museum will
help you plan your own Antarctic expedition! A variety
of craft and educational activities will abound
throughout the museum and at the end of the day
you'll take home your own personal logbook filled
with your creations!
You can try packing an expedition backpack with
all the essentials, climb into some polar researchers
clothing and have your picture taken, learn how
to read a compass and make a sextant, and experiment
with fresh- and saltwater as you discover the physics
of icebergs. You'll learn about Antarctic animals,
and plot your course to the Antarctic on your own
take-home map. You can design a flag for your ship
and create a family motto like that of Ernest Shackleton:
"By endurance we conquer."
On Saturday, UW Polar Researcher Roger Anderson
will present a discussion of his 1992 joint US-Russian
expedition to the Antarctic. Anderson participated
in a recreation of the drift of Shackleton's doomed
ship Endurance, with an Arctic-style station
on the sea ice. He and his Russian colleagues collected
ocean and other data relevant to climate change.
He'll share slides from the expedition and discuss
his team's findings, as well as interesting stories
about his adventures working with Soviet scientists.
2 pm in the Burke Room.
youre here at the Burke, you cant miss
the extraordinary photographic exhibit The Endurance:
Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition.
Over 150 striking photographs, printed from expedition
photographer Frank Hurley's original glass plate
negatives, film footage, and excerpts from crewmembers'
diaries help to recreate this remarkable story of
survival in the Antarctic.
Plan your own Antarctic expedition! The Burkes
Antarctic Adventure Weekend runs from 10 am to 5
pm, Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11. All
materials for crafts are included with the cost
of admission. For more information, call 206-543-5590
or visit www.burkemuseum.org.
The Burke Museum is located at the
corner of NE 45th St and 17th Ave NE on the University
of Washington campus in Seattle. Hours are 10am
to 5pm daily and until 8pm on Thursdays. Admission
to the Endurance exhibit is $8 general, $6.50 seniors,
$5 students and UW staff. FREE to children 5 and
under and Burke members. Admission to the permanent
exhibits at the Burke is by suggested donation:
$5.50 general, $4 senior, and $2.50 students. Children
5 and under, UW students, faculty, and staff are
admitted without suggested donation. For more information,
please call 206-543-5590 or visit
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