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Nelsonians get the chance to see the international award-winning film Thin Ice – the Inside Story of Climate Science at a special screening later this month.

Shot in New Zealand and overseas, including the Arctic and Antarctica, the documentary explores the science behind climate change and paints an intimate portrait of a global community of researchers racing to understand our planet’s changing climate.

Fans and supporters of the film include Sir Stephen Tindall of the Tindall Foundation, who says Thin Ice – the Inside Story of Climate Science is not to be missed.

“Witness the passion, dedication and efforts of scientists around the world as they awaken our consciousness to the issue of climate change. I believe that it is crucial we all understand more about the world’s changing climate in an effort to help preserve our planet for future generations,” Tindall said.

Directed by Simon Lamb, Thin Ice – the Inside Story of Climate Science is being brought to Nelson by Victoria University of Wellington, Enviroschools and Nelson College for Girls.

The 56-minute film will screen at Victory Community Centre, on the corner St Vincent and Totara Sts, on June 29 at 7.30pm. Following the screening, Nelson City Councillor Matt Lawrey will host a panel discussion on the implications of climate change for Nelson and what people can do to reduce its impact.

Entry to the film is by koha, with all proceeds going to the Victory community.

Associated with the community screening is a Thin Ice Workshop for teachers, being hosted by Jenny Pollock, head of science, at Nelson College for Girls, 4.30 – 6pm, also on June 29.

Jenny has found Thin Ice a useful tool for teaching climate science in the classroom. “We use Thin Ice as an important resource in our senior Earth and Space Science classes so that our students can see how scientists gather the research data that they learn about in class. They also come to understand that climate research involves many areas of research. When put together these give us a more coherent multi-disciplinary picture of the real problem of climate change.”

Event Information

Event: screening of Thin Ice – the Inside Story of Climate Science and Q & A

When: Wednesday, June 29, 7.30 – 9pm

Where: Victory Community Centre

Entry: by koha (donation), proceeds to the Victory Community

Supported by: Victoria University of Wellington, Enviroschools, Victory School, Victory Community Centre, Nelson Science Society, Nelson College for Girls


For more information:

Thin Ice Teachers’ Workshop: Jenny Pollock, 021 129 3174, ‪

Thin Ice Film: Suze Keith, 021 171 1557,,

Venue: Victory Community Centre, 03 546 8389,