Science in the Movies: Twisters, Tremblors, Sharknadoes & Other Natural Disasters

Science in the Movies: Twisters, Tremblors, Sharknadoes & Other Natural Disasters
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Science Communicators of North Carolina

Natural Disaster movies! Whether it’s earthquakes, tidal waves, twisters, meteors or sharknadoes, natural disasters have always been popular fodder for Hollywood filmmakers. Join our panel of experts: Elizabeth Gardner (WRAL Meteorologist), Dr. Marsha Gordon (NCSU Film Scholar and host of WUNC’s “Movies on the Radio”) and Dr. Jessica Whitehead (climate change expert with NC Sea Grant) as they show and discuss a collection of movie clips that are frightening, fantastic, funny and far-fetched, and answer your questions.

About Science Communicators of North Carolina (SCONC)
“Science in the Movies” is one of the Science Communicators of North Carolina (SCONC) organization’s signature public outreach projects. The idea of the program is to explore the ways science is portrayed (for better or worse) in cinema, and how this affects public understanding of, and support for, science. Science in the Movies is a semi-annual event that is developed and emceed by Dr. Jory Weintraub from Duke’s Initiative for Science and Society.

About Science Communicators of North Carolina

SCONC is a professional organization founded in April 2007 in the Research Triangle of North Carolina to provide fellowship and networking among folks who bring science to the public. We include science writers, journalists, public information officers, teachers and institutional communicators working in universities, government labs, industry, museums and schools — just about anyone interested in communicating science.
 

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When & Where

  • From:Apr 18, 2019,07:00 PM
  • To:Apr 18, 2019,08:30 PM
  • Location: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

    11 West Jones Street, 27601, Raleigh.

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