Learn about several of the Climate Museum’s past events, featured below.
Check back soon for information on our 2019 events. We can’t wait to share them with you.
Living on the coast: civic collaboration in a time of rising seas
September 27, 2018
The Climate Museum hosted the New York City premiere of short documentary Station 15, by film followed by a panel discussion for Climate Week 2018.
Panelists included: Kira Akerman, director of Station 15; Chasity Hunter, protagonist of Station 15 and a creative collaborator on the film; Aron Chang, urban designer and educator based in New Orleans; and Jainey Bavishi, director of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency. Together with moderator Miranda Massie, director the Climate Museum, our panelists grappled with the film’s questions: What does it mean to call a water-edge city home in a time of rapid sea level rise? How can we accommodate the radical challenges climate change poses to our infrastructure--and our broader sense of safety, belonging, and place?
Mural Painting at International Community High School
A new student-designed, community-painted Climate Justice mural is on display at the International Community High School in the South Bronx.
The Climate Museum presented the Mural Visioning Workshop, “Paint a Climate Mural” event, and Mural Dedication and Celebration in partnership with:
Patricia Lewis, YUCA artistic director of the mural, and a painter and musician from Caguas, Puerto Rico who relocated to NYC after Hurricane Maria;
The International Community High School, a progressive public school for English Language Learners dedicated to giving immigrant teens the opportunity to succeed;
and YUCA Arts, a Bronx-based community organization that engages, educates, and empowers youth through innovative arts and design programming.
Ask a Scientist Day
October 6, 2018
Climate Signals sites across the city were staffed by climate scientists from NASA, the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, and more. New Yorkers and visitors stopped by all day to discuss their questions about climate change––from the most basic to the most advanced––with world-renowned climate experts.
The Climate Museum is especially grateful for our partnerships with the Center for Climate Systems Research and the Urban Climate Change Research Network at the Columbia University Earth Institute for helping make this event possible.
Climate Science for Fifth Graders
October 22, 2018
The Climate Museum led a climate science lesson for 5th graders at PS 317. We tied the discussion to the climate changes felt most in the Rockaways, and Alex Zablocki from Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Park Conservancy spoke about local inspiring conservation and resiliency work being done in the students’ neighborhood. Afterwards, we visited the Rockaways Climate Signals site, and the students drew pictures on tiles to answer the question: what does climate change mean to you?
Presented in partnership with Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy.
First International Symposium on Climate Change and Museums
April 11 - 13, 2018
Museum and sustainability professionals from around the world discussed how to prioritize climate in their institutional programming. Director Miranda Massie presented as the plenary speaker.