and YUCA Arts, a Bronx-based community organization that engages, educates, and empowers youth through innovative arts and design programming.
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 filmfollowed 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?
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 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?