New exhibition about climate change and nature
EMERALD is the main partner behind a new exhibition about changes in climate and nature at the Mountain Center in Lom opening June 24th 2021.
A changing nature: from snow to rain. Foto: Bolt design
Our lives depend on nature and what it produces. However, nature all around the world is changing at a rapid speed. Which changes are caused by climate change, and what effects do human land use have? What can we do about it?
The new exhibition Natur i endring/ A changing nature asks these questions and aims to provide some answers and new knowledge to visitors. The exhibition tells stories about the red fox moving into the mountains, the tree line moving upwards, all while people simultaneously are building more and more cabins and infrastructure. Visitors will learn how climate scientists measure the amount of snow and the soil temperature in alpine areas, and how studies of plant communities are executed.
It is based on an exhibition originally made for the Climate House at the Natural History Museum in Oslo, but largely expanded, from 10 square meters to 90, and with new activities especially aimed at a younger audience.
The Mountain Center in Lom is one of the most important sites in Norway for communicating knowledge about mountain areas. The exhibition is a cooperation between the Mountain Center and EMERALD, LATICE, CBA and Natur i endring. At the Mountain Center, Thea Grobstok Dalen and Kjersti Frackmann Strass, as well as Bolt design have worked to make the exhibition a reality. It is supported through grants from Sparebankstiftelsen DNB, the Norwegian Research Council and the Norwegian Environment Agency.
In the Climate house at the Natural History Museum, a new exhibition on loan from the Mountain Center has recently opened; Kor mange tonn/ How many tons?
Contact person: Anders Bryn, University of Oslo