Installation and Keynote at Climate Change Symposium — presented by ECHO and the Exploratorium

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Installation and Keynote at Climate Change Symposium — presented by ECHO and the Exploratorium

April 5, 2009 @ 2:00 pm - April 7, 2009 @ 5:00 pm

Understanding & Communicating
the Science of Climate Change

Providing grass roots information for teachers, students
and community members across America


WHEN: Sunday, April 5th – Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 (agenda below)

WHERE: San Francisco’s Exploratorium or on the web:

WHO: People impacted by climate change, including educators, scientists, artists and policy makers


The Iñupiat of the Arctic Slope are on the front lines of the battle against global climate change, but they are not the only people affected by the warming of the planet. The ECHO (Education through Cultural and Historic Organizations) Partners symposium will discuss without jargon or overly technical language the effects of climate change on the planet. Join scientists, artists, educators and ECHO partners from Alaska, Hawaii, Mississippi and Massachusetts as we develop an effective dialogue on the issue of clearly communicating and educating the science of climate change to our global community.



The ECHO Climate Change Symposium will be permanently available and archived by the Exploratorium at . Barrow Arctic Science Consortium (BASC) is symposium facilitator; the Exploratorium is our national host.


Xavier Cortada will perform the Longitudinal Installation during the opening on Sunday, April 5th, 2009 at 6:00 p.m.

Cortada will also deliver the Keynote Presentation, “Participatory Art Projects: Global Awareness/Local Action” on Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 at 9:00 a.m.

Sunday, April 5

7:00 – 9:00pm Opening Reception –

Performance of the Longitudinal Installation

by artist Xavier Cortada, with Eugene Brower


Monday, April 6


9:00 – 9:30am Welcoming Remarks – Richard Glenn


9:30 – 10:30 am Panel – Impact of Climate Change: An Overview

webcast Glenn Sheehan, Tim Churchill, Jeff Williams


10:30 – 11 am Morning Break


11:00 – 11:45 AM Keynote Address: Charles Wohlforth



12:00 – 1:00pm Luncheon for Presenters


1:00 – 2:00 pm Panel – Impact on Arctic Ecosystems and Populations

Eugene Brower, Richard Glenn, Edward Itta


2:00 – 3:30pm Panel – Impact of Climate Change Across America

webcast Ku’ulei Rogers, Tim Churchill, David Welty, Jeff Williams

Tuesday, April 7


9:00 – 9:30am Welcoming and Summary Remarks


9:30 – 10:30 AM Keynote Presentation: Xavier Cortada

webcast Participatory Art Projects – Global Awareness/Local Action


10:30 – 11 AM Morning Break


11 AM – 12 noon Panel – Communicating Climate Change

webcast to the Non-Scientific Community

Katherine Ahgeak, Leon Geschwind, Amber Inwood


12:00 noon – 1 PM Panel – Impact on Hawaiian Ecosystems and Populations

webcast Phil McGillivary, Leon Geschwind, Amber Inwood, Ku’ulei Rogers


1:00 – 2:00pm Closing Luncheon and Reclamation Project Ceremonial Tree Planting Ceremony



Webcast = live broadcast on


April 5, 2009 @ 2:00 pm
April 7, 2009 @ 5:00 pm


Glenn W. Sheehan


Exploratorium at the Palace of Fine Arts