California Academy of Sciences - COP15 

December 9, 2009

COP15 Programming at the Academy

We have many exciting programs planned at the Academy that will use innovative technology to link audiences in California with Healy and her colleagues in real-time in Copenhagen. Be sure to look out for her first post from the meetings beginning this Saturday December 12!

Live Webcast from the COP15 Conference
The following presentation will be hosted by Academy scientist, Dr. Healy Hamilton. You can see the program live from the U.S. State Department’s Pavilion:

Climate Change and the Diversity of Life: Towards Positive Solutions
Tuesday, December 15 at 7:45 am (Pacific Time)

Panelists will discuss pioneering efforts to expand and link core wilderness areas with climate adaptation corridors that give plants and animals the room to respond to changing climates. They will also address the latest advances in climate model downscaling and ecological forecasting, and describe how these advances are influencing the development of novel and inspirational conservation strategies. Panelists are: Healy Hamilton from the California Academy of Sciences; Rick Ridgeway from Patagonia’s Freedom to Roam Campaign; Greg Asner from the Carnegie Institution, and Phil Duffy from Lawrence Livermore National Labs.

Update from Copenhagen
Wednesday, December 16 at 10:00 am
(Pacific Time)
Visit the Academy’s “Science in Action” exhibit for an update from the COP15 conference. Academy scientist Healy Hamilton will call in from Copenhagen for a Skype video session moderated by a museum educator. Ask your questions about the UN’s climate change conference, learn about the potential impacts of climate change on species like Redwoods and Canada Lynx, and find out what you can do to help.


Update from Copenhagen Dome-Cast at NightLife
Thursday, December 17 at 7:30 and 8:30 pm (Pacific Time)

Inside the dome of the Academy’s Morrison Planetarium, take an interactive tour of a redwood forest and learn how these iconic trees are expected to fare under different greenhouse gas emission scenarios. Academy scientist Healy Hamilton will also dial in from Copenhagen to give guests an update about the COP15 conference.
Program takes place during NightLife, the Academy’s weekly after-hours event for adults ages 21 and over.


Climate Conversations
Wednesday, December 23 at 3:30 pm and January 13 at 1:30 pm (Pacific Time)

Visit the Academy’s “Science in Action” exhibit for an update from the COP15 conference. Academy scientist Healy Hamilton will report on the outcomes of the conference and answer questions from the audience. This climate conversation will be moderated by a museum educator.

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