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Giving voice to kids about climate change!

Welcome to Cool Science 2018-2019!

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Our changing climate presents one of the most important challenges of the 21st century. Science helps us understand how the atmosphere has changed over time and how the future climate might impact our lives. Now, it’s your chance to teach others about the science of climate change through art.

For our 7th annual climate change artwork competition, we are asking young artists to address one of the following prompts with their artwork:

  1. The "Greenhouse Effect" warms the surface of the Earth. Greenhouse gases absorb heat energy that would otherwise leave the surface of the Earth. Burning of fossil fuels enhances this effect by increasing Greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere leading to increasing surface temperatures. Create an image that explains how the Greenhouse Effect works.
  2. Fossil fuels such as coal, natural gas, and oil all produce carbon dioxide when they are burned to produce energy.  What energy sources lead to fewer carbon dioxide emissions than fossil fuels?
  3. Hurricanes are generated over warm oceans and travel towards land. When they hit land (the East Coast of the US for example), they can cause destruction of homes, flooding, and disruption of everyday life. How can your community prepare for more frequent and/or more intense hurricanes?

The top six entries will be displayed on the Lowell Regional Transit Authority (LRTA) buses in the Spring.

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