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Great Explorations Family Program
Arctic Exploration with Ross Marvin
Dec 27  10:30 am

Ross Marvin, an Elmira native, went on two Arctic explorations with Robert Peary between 1905 and 1909.  He died in the Arctic on the second expedition.  In this free hour long program participants will learn about the climate of the North Pole region and the challenges that explorers faced.  They will make snow goggles, or special glasses that Inuits and explorers wore to prevent snow blindness.  Children will also create a small model dog sled to learn about Arctic travel.  Participants will see objects and furs that came from the Peary expedition to learn about Arctic native peoples and animals.

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