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Rethinking Home: Climate Change in New York and Samoa [Blog]

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Climate change in many homes- Shelby Pykare

Rethinking Home: Climate Change in New York and Samoa

When I began my four-month study abroad program in the South Pacific island of Samoa, I had my first tangible experiences with climate change and what it can do to a place. We visited many of the villages that were hit hardest by the 2009 tsunami, I experienced my first ever earthquake, and the dry season led to rationed water. It was this last experience that made climate change a reality for me, for the first time something as ordinary yet precious as water wasn’t available to me at a moments notice.

Tags: Climate Change, museum connect, pacific ethnology, samoa

jenny newell blog top photos with flower crown

Beginnings - Jenny Newell

Rethinking Home: Climate Change in New York and Samoa

The New York group that forms one half of the "Rethinking Home" partnership has now taken shape. We met at the American Museum of Natural History, 5th floor, overlooking 77th Street, coffee & cake, and 18 people keen to get talking. It was the first workshop of this year-long project, one of the ten awarded by the “Museums Connect” program this year, funded by the American Alliance of Museums, within the US State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Museums Connect program is designed to bring foster cross-cultural learning between communities in the US and overseas. Our project brings together coastal communities in New York and in Samoa.

Tags: Climate Change, Museums Connect, Samoa

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