Learning climate change science while commuting
The goal of ScienceToGo.org is to engage 500,000 daily Boston MBTA riders with an informal learning opportunity about climate change science while they commute.
Climate change is one of the most interesting and challenging issues of our time. A team of educators, scientists, and communication experts from multiple universities and the Boston Museum of Science
see an urgent need to improve the public’s engagement with climate change science. They are investigating the impact of an Out of Home Multi-Media (OHMM) exhibit about climate change on adults riding Boston’s subway system, the "T". This exhibit offers the opportunity to improve the public understanding of science by bringing together experts and techniques from a variety of fields to extend the traditional reach of informal science institutions into non-traditional contexts.
Over the course of 12 months, an exhibit of 12 specially designed placards, posters, virtual resources and above-ground stunts will potentially engage over 500,000 riders per day along two of the T’s four lines. T-riders represent a diverse and captive audience, most of whom spend an average of one hour a day in the subway system.
ScienceToGo.org is funded by a National Science Foundation grant. Click on the logo below to visit our official page!
You Are Invited - Wicked Smaht! Celebrating Climate Leaders in Boston
On behalf of Greenovate Boston and ScienceToGo.org; we cordially invite you to attend Wicked Smaht! Celebrating Climate Leaders in Boston hosted by the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy. ScienceToGo.org is an informal science learning program that aims to engage Bostonians with opportunities to learn about climate change. Climate leaders from across the city will be recognized and saluted for their outstanding efforts to make Boston a leader in climate adaptation and mitigation. Team members will be on hand from the Museum of Science, UMass Boston, UMass Lowell to talk about Boston's work to be a climate leader.
Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014
Place: Dewey Square Park on the Greenway, Boston, MA
Time: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.