Exhibition set to open June 2021
The Wild Center is excited to announce they have been awarded a grant by the Institute of Museum and Library Services to create an exhibition that will reframe how science museums present and interpret climate change. Set to open June 2021, the exhibit titled Solutions: Voices from the Frontlines of Climate Change will present practical, regionally-relevant climate solutions that illustrate the opportunity of climate resilience to The Wild Center’s 100,000+ yearly visitors.
The core of the Solutions exhibition will be a 3,000-square foot focal space featuring large-scale imagery, video, interactive activities and first-person accounts from leaders in climate solutions as well as those most impacted by climate change, including youth and indigenous communities. Key messaging will be augmented by permanent exhibits across the campus that provide a climate-solutions lens along with a maker space for younger audiences.
“We are so excited by the solutions-first approach to this next phase of work,” said Stephanie Ratcliffe, Executive Director at The Wild Center. “Through our past decade of community climate change work, we know that when people take personal actions or devise group projects for which they are passionate, it provides them with the hope that we can solve this enormous problem. Jumping in and becoming involved is needed from everyone- this project allows them to find a set of solutions everyone can contribute to.”
- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Office
- The New York State Office of Climate Change
- NY State Energy Research & Development Authority
- Center for Native People and the Environment at SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
- American Museum of Natural History
- Members of The Wild Center’s Youth Climate Advisory Board
The Solutions project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.