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Science in the City:  Busy Bees (Clip)
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Just outside the hum and buzz of San Francisco, there's a hum and buzz of a different sort. It's the sound of thousands of acres of almond crops being pollinated by bees—bees in such demand that they must be trucked in from as far as Texas. Almond grower Dave Phippen explains why. keeping this winged labor force happy and healthy is a vital but tricky business.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: April 27, 2011
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: bees, pollination, farming, almonds, california, exploratorium, hives, agriculture, central valley


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Driven:  Flowers on the Freeway (Slideshow)
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Hayes Valley Farm is a community-run farm on a former freeway in the middle of San Francisco. The land was slated for condo development but the plan was put off when the economy slumped. Out of the ashes of that dream arose a utopia of a different sort; a suspended reality where fruit trees are grown on what was once a freeway on-ramp choked with cars. Now there are flowers growing out of the double yellow lines, and constant opportunities for children and adults to learn how to grow food and to get dirty doing it. Although the farm has only an "interim use" permit, meaning that it can't last forever, farmers Zoey Kroll and Jay Rosenberg know that the enduring harvest of this project--the truth that even the most outlandish-sounding things are possible if we make them so--will far outlive the farm itself.

Project: Driven: True Stories of Inspiration | Browse All

Date: August 27, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): art

Keywords: farm, hayes valley farm, zoey kroll, jay rosenberg

Links: Hayes Valley Farm official website

Ice Stories:  Antarctica, McMurdo, Williams Field, Basler take-off (Clip)
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A Kenn Borek Basler (Turbo DC-3) taxis, takes-off, and flies low back over the field at Williams Airfield outside McMurdo Station, Antarctica

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: January 3, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science,

Keywords: antarctica, mcmurdo, transportation, aviation, airplane, kenn borek, basler, turbo dc-3, take-off, fly-over


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Ice Stories:  POLENET (Polar Earth Observing Network) (Webcast)
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Our Exploratorium team talks to scientists from POLENET (Polar Earth Observing Network).

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: January 2, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: glaciers, dry, desert, snow, mcmurdo, antarctica, ecology

Links: Project: Pulse of the Poles

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Ice Stories:  Antarctica, McMurdo, Williams Field, Basler (Turbo DC-3) (Clip)
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Kenn Borek Basler(s) (more accurately called a Turbo DC-3) at the Williams Field which services McMurdo Station, Antarctica.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: January 2, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science,

Keywords: antarctica, mcmurdo, transportation, aviation, airplane, kenn borek, basler, turbo dc-3, williams, willy field


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Ice Stories:  Glaciers and the Simple Life in Antarctica’s Dry Valleys (Clip)
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In this interview from in front of the Canada Glacier in Antarctica’s Taylor Valley, Hassan Basagic from Portland State University describes the essential role of polar glaciers in supporting the bare-bones ecosystems in the Dry Valleys.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: December 31, 2008
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: dry valleys, antarctica, ecology, ecosystem, glaciers, canada glacier, taylor valley, ice

Links: Dispatch: Glaciers and the Simple Life in Antarctica’s Dry Valleys

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Ice Stories:  Visit to Shackleton's Hut (Webcast)
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Our intrepid Exploratorium team shares experiences from their visit to Shackleton's hut. This hut is at Cape Royds, where Shackleton mounted an expedition to the South Pole and made a first ascent of Mt. Erebus.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: December 28, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): General Science, History

Keywords: historic, discovery, hut, mcmurdo, exploration


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Ice Stories:  An Airport Made of Ice (Clip)
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The POLENET project takes scientists all over the continent to install equipment, and to get there they leave from Williams Field, an airport near McMurdo Station. Willy Field has a runway equipped to handle the largest aircraft that fly into Antarctica. However, this runway is different; there's no pavement here - this runway is made of ice. POLENET's Stephanie Konfal gives us a look at Willy Field.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: December 21, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: aircraft, airplanes, airport, antarctica, mcmurdo station, williams field, willy field

Links: Dispatch: An Airport Made of Ice

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Ice Stories:  Foodstores in Antarctica (Clip)
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Peggy Malloy is THE person you want to be friends with if you are going out into the field with decent food. She is responsible for the field camp food stores. People who are out in the field need to be supplied with food. LOTS of food!

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: December 15, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
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Keywords: antarctica, mcmurdo, food, survival, camping

Links: Dispatch: Foodstores

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Ice Stories:  Holiday Weather in McMurdo (Clip)
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Thanksgiving Day weather at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, turned out to be pretty interesting, as weather always can change quickly here. Our holiday weekend greeted us with 50 mph winds, but it didn’t affect the great feast we had in the dining hall.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: December 2, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: extreme weather, wind, mcmurdo station, antarctica

Links: Dispatch: Holiday Weather in McMurdo

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