Schedule of Events - April 11, 2015
Museum of Natural History
Macbride Hall, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
The Iowa Climate Symposium
9:00am – 12:00pm
Session 1: The basics of climate science
Join local experts as they discuss the climate effects of greenhouse gases and particles in the air. Bring your questions! Featured presenters include:Betsy Stone (UI Department of Chemistry)
Vicki Grassian (UI Department of Chemistry)
Scott Spak (UI Public Policy Center)
Session 2: What does the future hold for climate in Iowa?
Distinguished speakers will discuss how a changing climate affects your health and Iowa’s agriculture.
Gene Takle (Iowa State University, Atmospheric Science)
Peter Thorne (UI Public Health)
Wanda Reiter-Kintz (State Hygienic Laboratory)
Following each session, speakers will take questions from the audience. Between the two sessions, we will break for further discussion, coffee, and juice.
Climate Science Fair
1:30 – 4:00 pm
Explore climate science through hands-on experiments at the Climate Science Fair. Learn what makes a gas a greenhouse gas, how clouds form, how particles in the air cool the earth, what your carbon footprint means for the ocean, and more! Bring your questions to local climate researchers and green chemists, learn how to reduce your environmental impact, and join us for an ice cream social!
Iowa City Recycling Logo Competition
The City of Iowa City is working with local students to bring a new recycling logo to our recycling trucks. All entries will be on display at the Museum. Judging will begin at 3pm and the winning entry will be announced at the event!
All events will be held at the Museum of Natural History are free and open to the public.
The Iowa Climate Festival is brought to you by the American Chemical Society (ACS) and is hosted by the Iowa section of the ACS in partnership with the University of Iowa Department of Chemistry, Museum of Natural History, Office of Sustainability, State Hygienic Laboratory, National Science Foundation, Center for Aerosol Impacts on Climate and the Environment (CAICE), Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research (CGRER), and the City of Iowa City.