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Glaciers: Movers & Shapers




Genre: Educational

Place Covered: Washington, Buffalo, New York

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2002-09-18

Duration: 00:18:51

Subjects: Mount Rainier National Park (Wash.) | Educational films | Science | Environment | GLACIERS


  • Grandy, Greg Host
  • LaBauve, Randy Producer
  • Azene, Hendekea Speaker
  • Aguilar, Priscilla Speaker
  • Bergeron, Beau Speaker
  • Maun, Chris Interviewee
  • Stewart, Kenton Interviewee
  • Ram, Michael Interviewee
  • Jackson, Garth Interviewee
  • Gardner, Jana Interviewee
  • Whittaker, Peter Interviewee


In this episode of the series “Enviro-Tacklebox” from September 18, 2002, host Greg Grandy and the student reporters explore the characteristics of glaciers. Grandy visits and interviews: Chris Maun, an environmental educator, who discusses the glaciers on Mount Rainier in Washington and the parts of a glacier; Dr. Kenton Stewart, biologist, and Dr. Michael Ram, physicist, who discuss their research into frozen lakes and glacial ice, respectively, at the State University of New York at Buffalo’s Ice Core Center; Garth Jackson, an engineer with Tacoma Power, who discusses their use of melted glacier water from Alder Lake Dam and Reservoir; Jana Gardener, an artist, who discusses her use of glacial flour from Alder Lake in her pottery; and Peter Whittaker, a mountain climbing guide, who discusses his work in leading mountain climbers up Mount Rainier.