Planning for Our Changing Climate
Saturday, May 4 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Grades 6-12
Scientists warn about the threats that impacts of climate change—such as sea level rise and extreme temperatures—present to our health and our engineered infrastructure. What can and should be done to protect the health and safety of the public?
Join us as we share a number of educational offerings developed in collaboration with experts from the fields of science, engineering, and urban planning that help citizens consider the difficult decisions communities face in relation to the impacts of climate change. We’ll showcase a series of citizen science projects, co-created by high school students, local scientists, and urban planners, on topics such as air quality and extreme temperature—with a focus on planning healthier urban spaces in which to live and work. We’ll also highlight a number of tools, including live presentations and media, that help engage the public in decision-making under conditions of uncertainty. Lastly, you’ll take part in a deliberative forum around the subject of planning for sea level rise in Boston, and provide your feedback on a number of tools that can be easily adapted and implemented for formal education settings.
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One of the world's largest science centers and Boston's most attended cultural institution, the Museum introduces about 1.5 million visitors a year to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) via dynamic programs and hundreds of interactive exhibits. Founded in 1830, the Museum was first to embrace all the sciences under one roof. Its 10,000-square-foot Hall of Human Life draws on the latest discoveries in the life sciences to engage visitors in their own biology and health. Other highlights include the Thomson Theater of Electricity, Charles Hayden Planetarium, Mugar Omni Theater, Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, Butterfly Garden and 4-D Theater. Reaching over 20,000 teens a year worldwide via the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network, the Museum also leads a 10-year, $41 million National Science Foundation-funded Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network of science museums. Its National Center for Technological Literacy®’s engineering curricula have reached an estimated 79,200 teachers and 6.9 million students nationwide. Visit mos.org. Follow the Museum of Science on Twitter at @MuseumOfScience or Facebook at www.facebook.com/museumofscience.
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