Summer Events at the Scientific Library

By Robin Meckley, Contributing Writer; images contributed by author
Title poster for BBC's documentary, Planet Earth II

This year’s Summer Video Series will feature the BBC documentary, Planet Earth II.

If it’s summer, then it’s time for Jeopardy and videos at the National Cancer Institute at Frederick!

Traditionally, the Scientific Library has hosted a Science Jeopardy Tournament in July and offered a Summer Video Series in June, July, and August. This year will be no different, as the Scientific Library will host the 11th Annual Student Science Jeopardy Tournament and a six-week series of film screenings.

The Jeopardy Tournament is open to high school and undergraduate student interns working at NCI at Frederick. This year’s event will be held on Wednesday, July 26, at 10:00 a.m. in the auditorium of Building 549 on the NCI Campus at Frederick. It will also be videocast to Room E1201 of the Advanced Technology Research Facility (ATRF).

Registration for the tournament is open from Monday, June 19, through Wednesday, July 19, or until 10 teams have registered. Each team is comprised of two students who are currently working at NCI at Frederick. Interested students are encouraged to register and join the fun!

Meanwhile, students and staff alike are invited to attend this year’s Summer Video Series, which features the six-part BBC program Planet Earth II. One of the most ambitious documentaries ever, Planet Earth II allows the audience to experience the world from the viewpoint of the animals themselves. Traveling through jungles, deserts, mountains, islands, grasslands, and cities, it explores the unique characteristics of Earth's most iconic habitats and the extraordinary ways animals survive within them.

Screenings of Planet Earth II will be held at two locations: the Scientific Library’s Technology Training Lab in Building 549, and the ATRF Conference Center, Room E1203.

Complete information on each event, including Jeopardy registration and Planet Earth II schedules, will soon be available on the Scientific Library’s website.