Our Earth’s Future: One-Day Course
March 22, 2014
Become fluent in the science of climate change in this course led by Museum scientists and other experts in the field, including 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 based on the latest findings in oceanography, conservation biology, and climate science, and learn how to communicate about global climate phenomena.
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under grant number MA-10-13-0200-13.
One Day Course Description: The Changing Arctic
Our global climate is changing, and nowhere is that more evident than in the Arctic, yet the effects and impacts are far-reaching. What kind of challenges do Arctic ecosystems face as sea ice retreats? What are community and business perspectives on the development of increasingly accessible resources? And how do rapid changes in the Arctic affect people living in places like New York City? Led by the PoLAR Partnership, this one day course will combine expert talks with hands-on, interactive learning experiences to highlight the latest in polar climate science and geopolitics, making clear that what happens in the Arctic doesn't necessarily stay in the Arctic.
Presented in collaboration with the Columbia Climate Center at the Earth Institute and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University.
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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.
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