our weather don’t we? We talk about it, fret over it,
take pictures of it and we even try to predict it! From
January 21st through March 25 ECHO presents Seasons
of Change : Global Warming in Your Backyard,
a traveling exhibit that takes a look at climate change
in the Northeast.
Seasons of Change is an interactive traveling
exhibit that illustrates how climate change is impacting the
landscape of New England over the changing of the seasons; how
it affects the people here, and gives you an opportunity to
share your thoughts about what aspects you might miss most about
New England’s current climate. The exhibit also includes an
interactive global climate change table where you can simulate
the affects slight changes in water temperature have on our
land, water, people and animals. Compare coastal flooding today
with projections more than 100 years in the future.
Arranged as "clusters" of information, with interactive tables and programs, the 1,000 square foot exhibit focuses on thematic issues related to global climate change using a combination of scenic treatment, graphics, multimedia and artifact displays. An additional multi-touch, multi-user computer game places climate change in a global context.
Seasons of Change was developed by members of the New England
Science Center Collaborative and Brown University’s Watson Institute
of International Studies and Center for Climate Studies under
a grant from the National Science Foundation. It takes a look
at how climate change affects things like invasive species,
foliage, maple products, fishing and more. As the exhibit materials
state: “climate change does not only take away things that we
will miss, it brings things we wished were not heading our way
This exhibit will be at ECHO through March 25, 2012.