Iowa

Iowa Climate Festival -October 15, 2016

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Schedule of Events - October 15, 2016

Museum of Natural History

Macbride Hall, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

The Iowa Climate Symposium

2:00 - 3:30 pm

With growing consensus on climate science, where do we go from here?  Join us for discussion of the recent Paris Agreement, climate change impacts in Iowa and strategies for mitigation, and opportunities for more sustainable living and cities.

Featured presenters include:

     Jerry Schnoor (Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa)

     Chris Anderson (Owner, SkyDoc LLC)

     Brenda Nations (Sustainability Coordinator, City of Iowa City)

A panel discussion will follow the presentations, in which the speakers will invite questions  from the audience.

Climate Science Fair

3:30 – 5:00 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!

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 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, and Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research (CGRER).