Our Earth’s Future
May 1, 2014 - May 29, 2014
Become fluent in the science of climate change in this course led by Museum curators and other experts in the fields of earth and planetary research, climate modeling and visualization, conservation biology, anthropology, and science communication. Guest speakers include Museum curators Dr. Ed Mathez and Dr. Jenny Newell as well as other well known experts including Dr. Michela Biasutti, Dr. Gavin Schmidt, and journalists from Scientific American. Organized around case studies, “Our Earth’s Future” offers a unique opportunity to gain solid understanding of key scientific principles, analyze scientific data, confront misconceptions, visualize data-driven climate scenarios, and learn how to communicate about global climate phenomena. The course is led by Dr. Debra Tillinger, whose unique accomplishments include research in Ocean and Climate Physics, physics professor at Marymount Manhattan College, and public educator in climate and earth science seen across venues throughout New York City including the annual Mermaid Lagoon in Brooklyn, now in its fourth year.
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under grant number MA-10-13-0200-13.
May 1: Is Climate Change Happening? Prove it…
May 8: It All Comes Down to the Ocean
May 15: Cultural Impact of Climate Change: Consequences to Islands
May 22: Our Earth’s Future: Risk and Resilience
May 29: Tell It Like It Is: How to get to the point on Climate Change
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September 10, 2014 - October 29, 2014
Sold Out - The celebrated dioramas, dinosaur skeletons, and other distinctive features of the Museum serve as the setting for an intensive after-hours drawing course with illustrator and naturalist, Patricia Wynne.
October 18, 2014
Modern brain research and treatment have flourished through the use of high-resolution temporal and spatial neuroimaging methods. These informative and often beautiful images hold clues to the elusive inner workings of the brain on the anatomical, cellular, electrical and genetic levels.
November 3, 2014 - December 1, 2014
In this 5-session adult course, you will be able to probe the neuroscience behind how your brain grows and ages, from early childhood into late adulthood.