Tuk in the Arctic

In Tuk in the Arctic, children will meet a Canadian Inuit dog named Tuk and his pals: oceanographer Victoria Hill and polar engineer Smith Carter.

 

Tuk encourages all the children in the audience to think of themselves as the future scientists, engineers, and mathematicians who will improve the world for others.

 

Participate in hands-on experiments after every show!  Learn more>>

 

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Performances will be held at the Goode Theatre on the Old Dominion University campus:

Two Shows Left

Friday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m. & Saturday, June 21 at 10:30 AM

Tickets for the general public can be reserved online: http://oduartstix.universitytickets.com/

 

  • $11 for children under 12 years of age; $16 for adults
  • Ask about our group discounts (for groups of 25 or more people).
  • We will have special daytime school performances at 9 AM & 11 AM.
  • Opportunity for students to meet the actors after each performance!

 

Dr. Victoria Hill Talks about Her Research
The field of bio-optical oceanography deals with how light from the sun behaves once it enters the ocean. Everything within the ocean absorbs and scatters light.  How they do this and which colors of light they absorb affects the overall color of the ocean. Have you ever wondered why sometimes the ocean will look green, and another day it might be brown or a beautiful blue? This is what I study. The ocean looks green when there are lots of algae growing, brown when there is a lot of mud or other sediment and blue when there is nothing but water. In the Arctic I am working to understand the mechanisms of sea ice melt.  In the last decade we have observed massive sea ice melting in the Arctic Ocean during the summer. Sea ice is an important habitat for many Arctic animals, including seals, walruses and polar bears; it also provides a cap on the ocean that slows warming. This year I am deploying buoys on the sea ice that will measure how much sunlight penetrates through the sea ice, causing heating of the ocean and consequently triggering sea ice melt. These buoys send their data back to me in Norfolk using satellites.

 

 

Links to information about Victoria Hill
Extreme Science in the Arctic Circle
Burning Questions in the Freezing Cold

For more information about this show, to book a performance, or find out about upcoming dates, please email contact@sciencealliancelive.org