Media Advisory: Lamont-Doherty Open House Brings Science Fun to Your Home

When: Monday October 19, 2020 – Thursday October 22, 2020

Where: Online!

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University’s world-renowned earth and climate science research campus, is coming home — to your home. This year, we’ll be bringing all the science fun and discovery of our annual Open House celebration right to your computer screen. The earth and climate science festival that traditionally takes place on one day at our campus in Palisades, New York, has turned into a four-day online assembly of exciting, insightful explorations of our home planet — all thoughtfully curated to expand minds and open hearts to the wonders of Lamont science.

October 16, 2020

Lamont Open House at Home is four days filled with exciting and informative virtual earth science activities for children, families, educators, and science enthusiasts of all ages.

The festival of learning and exploration includes hands-on demonstrations, interactive exhibits, tours of Lamont’s world-famous laboratories. We’ll also be hosting high-level lectures and panel discussions, featuring the scientists who are changing our understanding of Earth and creating new knowledge that informs solutions to our most daunting environmental and societal challenges.

“We are so excited about this year’s Open House at Home, because it presents a new way for an even wider audience to join our amazing scientists and to learn about our game-changing research,” said Lamont’s Interim Director Maureen E. Raymo. “It’s also an incredible opportunity for families and educators to bring the excitement and adventure of earth science to kids. We always hope our Open House ignites a lifelong passion for learning about and exploring our beautiful planet!”

Among this year’s attractions:

  • Earth Science Talks - Four of our leading scientists present their take on what we need to know about our home planet in this collection of short, powerful talks.
  • K-12 Events and Activities - Lamont brings at-home learning to a whole new level with a menu of exciting, hands-on experiences.
  • Ask a Scientist - Your turn to ask the Earth and climate science questions you want answered.
  • NEW!! Discover Lamont: A Virtual Science Adventure - An interactive journey through Lamont’s campus and field stations to learn about climate science. This “escape room-like” game will entertain, educate, and keep everyone guessing.

Open House Panel Discussions: An opportunity to hear from and engage with the leading edge Earth, ocean, and climate scientists who are transforming our understanding of the planet.

Thriving Online: Open House Edition
October 19, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:30pm ET

Diversity at Lamont: Journeys in Equity
October 19, 2020 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm ET

Fighting Disease with Geospatial Data and Climate Forecasting
October 20, 2020 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET

Beyond Hot Headlines: Reporting the Realities of Managed Retreat
October 21, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:30pm ET

Changing Ice Changing Coastlines:  What's Happening at the Poles
October 21, 2020 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm ET

Carbon Dioxide | Present and Future
October 22, 2020 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm ET

Visit our website for the full schedule and to register: Lamont-Doherty Open House At Home: 2020

We look forward to enjoying, exploring, and learning with you.

Contact: Marie DeNoia Aronsohn
[email protected]