Lecture: "Warning Signs: Climate Change in the Hudson Valley"

05/25/2022 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM ET


"Warning Signs: Climate Change in the Hudson Valley"

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | 7:00 PM | Hybrid Lecture: In-Person at the Wooden Boat School AND Virtual Via Zoom

$7/person | HRMM Members FREE

The signs of climate change are all around us; rising sea levels, more frequent and severe storms, heatwaves, and droughts are becoming the norm both globally, and right here in the Hudson Valley. Scientists warn that we must take significant action this decade to save ourselves from the most serious consequences of a warming earth. Learn what the HRMM is doing to educate the public about the causes, consequences, and actions that we can take to meet this challenge with its new exhibit, Warming Signs: Climate Change in the Hudson Valley. Participants will have the opportunity to tour both the new indoor and outdoor exhibits which are scheduled to open in June.

Speaker Bios:

Russ Lange worked as a scientist and engineer at IBM for 40 years.  He retired from the position of IBM Fellow and VP of Technology Strategy.  He became interested in climate change in the early 80s while at IBM Research.  In 2006 Russ became the Executive Director for HRMM and has been involved in its leadership in various capacities since.  His special interest is exhibit development and has been involved, together with his wife and other teams, in the creation of over 25 exhibits at HRMM, The Newburgh Historical Society, The D&H Canal Museum and IBM.

Meg Clark: With thirty years of experience as a classroom teacher and environmental educator, Meg has a deep appreciation for the need to provide students with meaningful opportunities to explore their natural world.  In her capacity as elementary science and math specialist for Ulster BOCES and the Kingston School district, she has written curricula, provided teacher training, and served as an adjunct professor for the School of Education at SUNY New Paltz. Her classroom experience has made her acutely aware of the capacity that we all have to impact children’s lives."

Program information:

This program is being presented in-person at HRMM's Wooden Boat School classroom AND virtually via Zoom. You will receive the link to the Zoom meeting in your registration confirmation email. Please save that email to access the virtual lecture. In-person attendees MUST register in advance. No walk-ins will be accepted at the door.

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