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Frontiers in the Environment
February 8, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
An artist, a scientist and a silver camper: Adventures in community engagement
Wednesday, February 8 – Institute on the Environment, LES R-380
Rebecca Montgomery, Associate Professor, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, and Institute on the Environment Fellow; and Christine Baeumler, Associate Professor, College of Liberal Arts and Institute on the Environment Fellow
In June 2016, Rebecca Montgomery and Christine Baeumler embarked on a journey of crossing borders (art–science, University–community) in a silver camper called the Climate Chaser. This mobile lab is part of Backyard Phenology, an art + citizen science project that encourages Minnesotans to explore the changing seasonal cycles of the natural world to inspire and catalyze collective active on climate change. Montgomery and Baeumler will describe how, together and with the help of many others, they are collecting personal stories of seasonal change, sharing those stories with others and educating the public about climate change. Their work encourages deep connection to place with the hopes that this connection will motivate collective action.
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