Public talk: Science center public forums: Community resilience dialogues about climate hazards
Presented by David Sittenfeld, Forum Program Manager, Museum of Science
How to engage laypeople in informed, usable decision-making activities about resilience to natural and climate hazards? Civic planners in communities across the US are preparing for climate hazards such as flooding, heat waves, and drought. The NOAA-funded Science Center Public Forums project, led by partners at Arizona State University, Northeastern’s Marine Science Center, and the Museum of Science, convenes public dialogues at eight US science centers, using visualizations and community narratives, eliciting resilience plans to inform decision-makers. Experience some of the deliberation materials and visualizations, and suggest new methods for engaging publics in planning for community resilience.
Tuesday, January 16 at 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Northeastern University Marine Science Center, Murphy Bunker 430 Nahant Road, Nahant, MA 01908