IARPC Webinar: Narwhal - Revealing an Arctic Legend

Event Type: Webinars and Virtual Events

When: 6 April 2018

Where: Online: 9:00am AKDT, 1:00pm EDT

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The Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) Collaborations invites attendance for a webinar titled Narwhal: Revealing an Arctic Legend. This webinar will be held via Zoom Video Conferencing.

In this webinar, a dentist and an archaeologist team up to reveal one of the least-known animals in the world, including the purpose of its mighty tooth. William Fitzhugh, Director of the Arctic Studies Center at Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History (SMNH) and Martin Nweeia, Dentist and Clinical instructor at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, will guide attendees through Narwhal: Revealing an Arctic Legend, both an exhibit at the SMNH and a companion book by Fitzhugh and Nweeia. In addition to an exhibit tour, the two will present collaborations between Inuit and scientific communities that are deepening our knowledge of the narwhal and revealing a picture of a changing Arctic.