Sharing climate change activities

In “Engaging Museum Audiences in Climate Change Science,” a session held November 2 at the ASTC Annual Conference, Katie Levedahl of the Sciencenter, Ithaca, New York, and four of Sciencenter’s partners in ASTC’s Communicating Climate Change (C3) Project discussed preliminary results from C3’s audience research and presented several of the project’s climate change activities.

Presenters included Kasey McCracken of David Heil & Associates and Susan Foster of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) Education and Outreach program, as well as Leon Geschwind of the Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii; Eric Havel  of Chabot Space & Science Center, Oakland, California; Rita Hoffstadt of the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia; and Debbie DeRoma of the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, San Diego, California.

Participants were able to learn about the impact of their food choices, examine their home energy use choices, and play an interactive greenhouse gas game. These activities are available  on the IGLO website.

As part of ASTC’s focus on building online learning communities, the session will continue on ASTC Connect in 2010. This will allow presenters to gather feedback from participants who have made use of the toolkit in their own institutions and share this information with ASTC members who were unable to attend the conference session.

If you are interesting in participating in the online follow-up for this session, contact Kate Crawford at