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UC Creates Climate Change Exhibit in the Cincinnati Museum Center


The "Climate Change and Us" exhibit is intended to educate the general public about how climate change has shifted through time. WATCH a video of UC faculty discussing the exhibit.

Date: 6/5/2014 12:00:00 AM
By: Robert Pasquinucci
Phone: (513) 556-5087

UC ingot   Climate change is a very relevant and controversial topic in the world today, and the University of Cincinnati is making strides toward educating people about it. 

An interdisciplinary team of UC researchers assisted in creating an exhibit on climate change this spring at the Cincinnati Museum Center called “Climate Change and Us.” The exhibit, located in the natural history section of the museum, focuses on educating guests about the subject of climate change and its impact on the Cincinnati community. 

"There’s a lot of contention unfortunately today about what is climate change and does it exist,” says Brooke Crowley, professor of geology. “But we have tried to impress upon whoever reads the exhibit and walks through it that climate is an overarching long-term trend … but the trend is warmth and it’s going to continue.” 

Crowley — along with professor of education Linda Plevyak, graduate student Erika Freimuth and Geology Professor Aaron Diefendorf — decided to collaborate with the Museum Center to share their research with as broad an auidence as possible.

The purpose of the exhibit is to educate the general public about how climate change has shifted through time. Therefore, the team hopes that guests will walk away from the exhibit more informed about the scientific evidence of climate change than when they arrived.

Climate Change and Us opened to the public on Earth Day, April 22, 2014, in the Museum of Natural History & Science at Cincinnati Museum Center. The exhibit will be open during normal museum hours, and is included with the price of admission to the Museum of Natural History & Science or with your Cincinnati Museum Center Membership.

 

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