Climate Change Resources

The American Museum of Natural History is a leader in the public understanding of science through its exhibitions, public programs, and educational initiatives.

Climate change is among the topics on which the Museum has developed and presented a range of programs, resources, and events. These include:

Exhibitions at the American Museum of Natural History

Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth (permanent exhibition with a section on climate change)

Milstein Hall of Ocean Life (permanent exhibition with content about climate change)

Hall of Biodiversity (permanent exhibition with content about climate change) 

Nature's Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters (2014) 

Climate Change: The Threat to Life and a New Energy Future (2008)

Water:H20=Life (2007)

Courses

Our Earth’s Future (online and onsite courses offered in 2014 and 2015)

Visualizing Climate Change (2014 after-school program)

Collaborations

HBO and the American Museum of Natural History Present Saving My Tomorrow (2014-2015)

On the Nature of Things: A New Work by Karole Armitage (premiered March 25, 2015)

Recent Programs and Events

SciCafe: Islands at the Edge: Climate Change, Globalization, and Island Culture (video and podcast are available)

Glacial Earthquakes: Using GPS and Seismic Data to Map Changes in Glaciers and Ice Sheets Worldwide (podcast available)

Islands in a Changing World: Resilience and Recovery (23rd Annual Environmental Lecture and Luncheon; podcast available)

 

Additional Resources

Science Topic

Climate Change

OLogy: The Museum's Website for Kids

Climate Change module

Professional Development

Seminars on Science: Climate Change course

Science Bulletins Short Documentaries and Visualizations

Keeling's Curve: The Story of CO2 (2014)

Warm Forecast for Coral Reefs (2014)

Greening of the Arctic (2013)

Declining Sea Ice Affects Caribou (2013)

Protecting Wildlife in a Changing Climate (2012)

Shrinking Glaciers: A Chronology of Climate Change (2012)

Weather and Climate Events—Tropical Cyclone Sandy (2012)

GRACE: Tracking Water from Space (2009)

Beetle Outbreaks and Climate Change (2008)

PETM: Unearthing Ancient Climate Change (2008)

Climate Change Forces Species Uphill (2008) 

Melting Ice, Rising Seas (2007)

Polar Bears May Make Threatened List (2007)

Did Climate Change Guide Early Migrations? (2007)

Archived in Ice: Rescuing the Climate Record (2005)

Science Research, Projects, and Symposia

Rethinking Home: Climate Change in New York and Samoa (2014)

New Model Predicts Greener Arctic in Coming Decades (2013)

Polar Bear Diet Changes as Sea Ice Melts (2014)

Polar Bears Can't Eat Geese Into Extinction (2010)

Goose Eggs May Help Polar Bears Weather Climate Change (2008)

Climate Change Hastens Extinction As Malagasy Reptiles And Amphibians Move Uphill (2008)

CBC Symposium: Biodiversity and Climate Change (1999)