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Communicating Climate Change

Main Project Information
Presented By Maryland Science Center
Goal Help determine temperature differences in metro vs rural areas.
Task Take temperature measurements across the urban-rural gradient.
Where Baltimore Maryland Baltimore United States
Description

Maryland Science Center's Communicating Climate Change project needs volunteers to take temperature measurements across the urban-rural gradient. The study will look at Urban Heat Islands, which provide a glimpse of what the world will look like with warmer temperatures.

The Urban Heat Island Effect describes the temperature difference between a metropolitan area and the more rural landscape nearby. The Urban Heat Effect is not an effect of climate change, but rather of human activity shaping our environment. One may ask, if we can make changes on a local scale, are we also responsible for changes globally?

The Maryland Science Center and our research partners at the Baltimore Ecosystem Study are proud to join eleven science centers across the nation in the Association of Science and Technology Center’s C3: Communicating Climate Change Citizen Science project.

You too can be a scientist and take part a long term research study!

There is no geographic or age restriction on participation.

How to Join

For more information, please email C3@marylandsciencecenter.org.

Website http://www.mdsci.org/exhibits/C3.html
Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity On a walk, run
Tags climate change, rural, temperature, urban, weather
Project Updated 04/21/2017