National Ice Core Lab Tour and Media Policy
14 September 2009
The National Ice Core Lab (NICL), located in Building 810 of the Denver Federal Center, gives facility tours to a multitude of people each year. The NICL hosts many film, TV, radio and print media representatives as well. Outreach is an important component of NICL's mission. We're pleased to have the opportunity to showcase the incredible work done with ice cores at the NICL, as well as to educate visitors about global climate change, and the role that ice cores play in understanding Earth's climate history.
However, the NICL is a working lab - hundreds of national and international scientists come to the NICL to work on ice cores archived at our facility. We also actively participate in the collection of new ice cores from field sites in Antarctica and Greenland. These activities limit the time and personnel available for tours. If you are thinking about paying us a visit at NICL, please observe the following:
1. All tours and media visits (e.g. film crews) must be scheduled a minimum of 30 days in advance by calling (303) 202-4830 or sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Plan to be flexible with your time. We may need to suggest alternate days or times for your visit if we can't accommodate your first choice. There are some time periods during which we cannot conduct tours due to the priorities of other Lab activities, or for safety reasons.
3. 'Drop-ins', or spur-of-the-moment tours, cannot be accommodated by NICL staff. Please plan ahead.
The NICL tour schedule is currently booked approximately 3 months in advance.
Our normal hours of operation are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. We observe all Federal holidays.
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