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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: www.exploratorium.edu/webcasts www.explo.tv www.exploratorium.edu/echo
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 www.exploratorium.edu/echo . Barrow Arctic Science Consortium (BASC) www.arcticscience.org 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 www.exploratorium.edu/echo