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Exploring Regional Climate Change at the Montshire Museum

Sep 13, 2010
For Immediate Release

Norwich, Vermont--Seasons of Change: Global Warming in Your Backyard, an interactive exhibition at the Montshire Museum of Science September 18 – December 5, invites you to explore and learn about regional impacts of climate change in New England.

Forests and plant life are at the heart of many distinctively New England experiences— admiring autumn’s kaleidoscope of colors as you hike a woodland trail in the White Mountains, enjoying a juicy red tomato from the local farmer's market, or savoring the taste of pure Vermont maple syrup and fresh Maine blueberries on your morning pancakes.

Seasons of Change illustrates how global climate change is impacting the landscape of New England. Will farmers be able to produce maple syrup a hundred years from now? View maple sugar records that track annual production. How will sea levels affect our coastal cities and towns? Compare records of coastal flooding today with projections for the year 2100 on a large interactive touch screen. Use the climate simulator to explore alternative approaches to moderate climate change, while receiving immediate feedback on each approach.

Learn how you can become a Citizen Scientist and develop your own project to study the environment. Projects can range from bird watching to water testing or temperature tracking. Learn how to get started and how data collected from people like you help us understand our environment and our climate.

Developed by the Center for Environmental Studies at Brown University, Seasons of Change has been generously funded by the National Science Foundation.
This exhibition is made possible with support from the Wilcox Family Foundation.