The New York Hall of Science Unveils New
Climate Change Activity on Earth Day Weekend
Queens, N.Y. – The New York Hall of Science will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day with a new activity that educates visitors about climate change. The climate change activity, made possible by a grant from the Motorola Foundation, will debut on Saturday, April 24 and will be available on weekends through September 6.
“Climate change is one of the most pressing scientific issues facing us today,” said NYSCI President and CEO Margaret Honey. “Because of the Motorola Foundation’s generosity, children and adults who visit NYSCI can now learn about climate change by directly engaging in a special scientific activity that shows how carbon dioxide affects temperature.”
In the climate change activity, visitors will compare the changes in temperature caused by differing levels of carbon dioxide. NYSCI Explainers and Explainer Interns, specially trained high school and college students, will demonstrate the activity and assist visitors in comprehending the underlying science. Visitors will also learn why scientists are growing concerned about climate change and will find out the steps they can take to help our Earth.
The climate change activity, which is free with general NYSCI admission, will run weekends through September 6, from 11 am until 4 pm.
The new climate change activity is made possible by a $60,700 grant from the Motorola Foundation’s 2009 Innovation Generation grants program. The Innovation Generation grants promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education for America’s youth by creating opportunities for students to experience STEM both inside and outside the classroom.
The Motorola Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola. With employees located around the globe, Motorola seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The company achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships, fostering innovation and engaging stakeholders. The Motorola Foundation focuses its’ funding on education, especially science, technology, engineering and math programming. For more information on Motorola Corporate and Foundation giving, visit www.motorola.com/giving.