Research and Photography Series at the Burke Museum

The Scientific Lens: Research and Photography

The Burke Museum presents four opportunities to learn from environmental researchers and photographers about their practice, technique, and goals for investigating the natural world. Tickets are $5 at the door and are free for Burke members, UW students, staff, and faculty with UW ID. Pre-registration is available by clicking on the links below. All talks will be held at 7 pm at the Burke.

Oct. 24 Volcanoes: Supporting Life Under the Sea

Dr. Debbie Kelley, UW Associate Director for Science, will discuss how imaging seafloor hot springs reveals biological communities thriving in some of the most extreme environments on Earth, and helps us understand the underwater volcanoes that form the largest mountain chain on the planet. Pre-register here.

Oct. 30 Imaging Greenland’s Ice from Earth & Space

Using high-resolution, spaceborne cameras, helicopters, and a GPS-enabled camera, a UW-Woods Hole Oceanographic team is working to reveal and document changes to the vast ice sheets covering Greenland and Antarctica, which are shrinking as the climate warms and sea levels rise. Pre-register here.

Nov. 7 Wildflowers, Climate Change, & Citizen Scientists

UW Biology professor Dr. Janneke Hille Ris Lambers and doctoral candidate Elinore Theobald will discuss the power of crowd-sourcing to document and reveal what is happening to the flowers, pollinators, and the entire alpine and montane ecosystems. Pre-register here.

Nov. 14 Orcas in Puget Sound

Dave Ellifrit, senior vessel captain and field biologist for the Center for Whale Research, can recognize virtually any eastern North Pacific Ocean killer whale at a glance. Dave will share highlights from the photographic library of Puget Sound orcas, what it has revealed about these animals, and how it affects policy and research. Pre-register here.