Join us for a series of virtual presentations, discussions, and opportunities to delve into the science of Vermont’s climate. How is it changing, and how are these changes experienced by Vermonters? How are our natural communities impacted, and what can we do to make the biggest difference? We invite families and adults to participate, share your observations, and get involved. This series is possible thanks to the generous support of the William Eddy Lecture Series.
April 21 at 7:00 PM: Dr. Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux
Climate Science for Everybody: What does Climate Change Mean for Vermonters?
Vermont State Climatologist and UVM professor draws on her career in climatology to explore what climate change means for Vermont and Vermonters. We encourage participants to bring their questions and stories about climate change. Streaming on Zoom. Pre-register here.
May 5 at 7:00 PM: Exploring the Science of Vermont’s Climate: A Panel Discussion
Engage with experts in the fields of meteorology, climatology, and ecology for an interactive conversation about how we gather climate data, identify trends, observe effects, and plan for the future. Streaming on Zoom, Facebook Live, and YouTube.
Dr. Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux – Vermont State Climatologist
Dr. Janel Hanrahan – Chair of Atmospheric Sciences at NVU
Dr. Ryan Rebozo – Director of Conservation Science at the Vermont Center for Ecostudies
Steve Maleski – Meteorologist at the Fairbanks Museum
Moderated by Jane Lindholm, host of Vermont Edition and creator of the But Why? podcast on VPR
Late May (ongoing): Planting Trees for Community Resilience
Want to get involved? You can mitigate climate change by planting a tree. We will be creating a series of short videos (posted to our website, YouTube, and Facebook) where we talk with local experts about the importance of trees for carbon sequestration, riparian stabilization, and creating wildlife habitat. The Museum will plant a tree in our front yard, and we encourage you to plant a tree as well! Museum members will receive a discount on select trees at local nurseries.