This is an extended discussion of the question that appeared in the Viewpoints department of the July/August 2011 issue of Dimensions magazine.
Chabot Space & Science Center has proudly become the local source for environmental science education. Our newest exhibition, Bill Nye’s Climate Lab, increases climate literacy through engaging, solutions-based activities. Chabot’s 50,000+ school field trip visitors receive a captivating demonstration on how to create a “zero waste lunch” (pictured), helping us integrate our aggressive recycling and composting program. Even our Full Circle Café utilizes locally sourced products, which our discerning community demands.
Robert Ade, communications and media coordinator
Chabot Space & Science Center, Oakland, California