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Elizabeth Cottrell: Expedition to Arctic Volcanoes

April 19, 2018

Volcanoes are “windows to the interior” of our planet, according to Elizabeth Cottrell, director of the Smithsonian’s Global Volcanism Program. The program studies the earth’s active volcanoes and reports on their eruptions. This research helps us understand how the interior of the planet has evolved and helps us prepare for future eruptions and prevent catastrophes. Elizabeth will share her own experiences in the Arctic researching the awesome power and ancient wonders held within the earth.