Our Earth's Future: One-Day Course
April 11, 2015
In a special one-day offering, Dr. Debra Tillinger will lead an in-depth exploration of the science of the Arctic and Antarctic regions, and how changes in these two critical areas of Earth indicate and catalyze the impacts of climate change. Participants will hear from guest speakers on the geology, biology, and cultures of these beautiful and fragile parts of the world. They will also engage in interactive discussions, take Museum hall tours, and enjoy a challenging game of geopolitics, SMARTIC, in which players must enact real-life solutions to the potential large-scale problems anticipated by the impact of climate change in the polar regions. Lunch will be served.
Presented in collaboration with the Columbia Climate Center at the Earth Institute and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University.
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under grant number MA-10-13-0200-13.
More in this Series:
April 18, 2015
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April 20, 2015 - May 31, 2015
In these online courses, you will learn the science behind contemporary climate change and how to communicate about it.
Sackler Brain Bench Salon Series: Discovering the Mind: Unlocking the Biology of Addiction, Autism, ADHD, and Depression
April 27, 2015 - May 18, 2015
In this intimate, salon-style setting, you will be able to probe the science behind brain-based illnesses such as autism, ADHD, and addiction.
June 1, 2015
Applications open. Our Earth’s Future is about the science of climate change—and how to talk about it.