It has been a joy to see the BBC/OU co-pro Frozen Planet 2 on our screens, as it explores the wildlife found in the world’s coldest regions: the Arctic and Antarctic, high mountains, frozen deserts, snowbound forests, and ice-cold oceans. From polar bears to penguins, and from snow monkeys to Siberian tigers, each species must overcome a unique set of challenges to endure its extreme environment.
The last episode airs this Sunday, 16 October, and STEM comms are pleased to be hosting an online event taking viewers behind the scenes. The event will be hosted by Julia Cooke, Media Fellow, as she talks to Dr Miranda Dyson, Dr Kadmiel Maseyk, and Professor Mark Brandon MBE, who all worked on the show as academic consultants, providing expertise and insight into the latest research.
Professor Brandon will discuss ice loss and the effect on us, Dr Dyson will talk about how animals and plants are likely to respond to a warming climate and Dr Maseyk focusses on the changes to vegetation in the polar regions.
BBC series producer Elizabeth White and Usha Amin, Assistant Producer of episode six, will also join the panel to share an insight into how the series was filmed, the inspiration behind the series, the challenges of location working and the privilege of working with Sir David Attenborough.
The event will be broadcast online on Tuesday 18 October at 1:30 pm and if you want to join us, please reserve your ticket on Eventbrite.