DIY Glacier Craft

Join Cassie Xu, Director of the Office of Education and Outreach at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, as she builds the simple paper diorama of the Thwaites Glacier. Get your colored pencils, scissors, tape and/or glue, and patience ready and follow along! We challenge you to add your own unique touches (i.e. reusing your envelope to represent the ocean, adding your own Antarctic animals). Share your final creation with us via social media (use #LDEOtoGO) or email it to us at [email protected].

Download the PDFs of the diorama in color or in black and white to print at home. 

Don't have a printer? The diorama is included in the LDEO To Go kit, which you can request here while supplies last. Order by October 8 to ensure you receive your kit in time for Open House.* The kit includes this paper craft activity, a superhero scientist postcard, a recipe for glacier goo, and an LDEO swag item. If you would like to receive an LDEO to Go packet in the mail, please make sure to provide your shipping address at checkout. This item is free but is only available in limited quantities so we are only able to send 1 per mailing address. We are only able to ship within the United States at this time.

*We will continue to take orders for kits until we run out, but if you order after October 8, you will not receive your kit by October 19.