Join CAM online to learn about responses to climate change-related disasters, how museums are helping to communicate about climate change to the public, and how organizations can participate in a national and cross-sector initiative.
The 3rd Annual Green Museums Seminar will feature presentations and discussions led by museum professionals from Puerto Rico, California, and Illinois, and end with a green-themed trivia and happy hour. This is your opportunity to engage in dialogue with colleagues who are thinking deeply about the role of museums in climate action.
Free for CAM members; $14 for non-members.
This event is one of many held in conjunction with California Clean Air Day! Clean Air Day is a day to bring Californians together to address air pollution and clear the air. Learn what YOU can do to promote clean air and take a pledge for action.
9:00AM–9:30AM: Opening Remarks
Mark Katrikh and Joaquin Ortiz, Strategic Action Committee Co-Chairs
9:30AM–11:00AM: Panel Session 1
Cultural Responses to Disaster: The Puerto Rico Story
Moderator: Michaeleen Gallagher, Director, Education & Environmental Programs, Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands
Ricia Anne Chansky Sancinito, Ph.D. Professor of Literature, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
Marianne Ramírez-Aponte, Executive Director and Chief Curator, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico
Billy Ocasio, CEO, The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture
Description: What are you prepared to do if climate change triggers disaster, tragedy, and widespread need in your community? The case study of Puerto Rico after Hurricanes Irma and María demonstrates models for immediate and sustained responses to catastrophe and humanitarian need through response from cultural institutions.
12:00PM–1:30PM: Panel Session 2
Climate Conversations: How Museums can Engage in Public Dialogue about Climate Change
Moderator: Paige (Bardolph) Laduzinsky, Director, Global Museum, San Francisco State University
Susan MacWhorter, Science Educator, California Academy of Sciences
Libby Ellwood, Global Communications Manager, iDigBio
David Burton, Director, Grace Hudson Museum and Sun House
Description: Museums are increasingly recognizing their need to actively participate in climate action. Our institutions can help visitors make connections and help develop a vision for a better future. Learn how your museum, regardless of the type, can communicate about climate change through exhibitions, research findings, field trips, and programs.
3:00PM–4:30PM: Panel Session 3
We Are Still In: Climate Change, Sustainability and Museums
Moderator: Mark Katrikh, Director, Museum Operations and Experience, Museum of Tolerance; Co-Chair, CAM’s Strategic Action Committee
Speakers: Carter O’Brien, Sustainability Officer, Keller Science Action Center, Field Museum (& AAM Environment and Climate Network)
Michaeleen Gallagher, Director, Education & Environmental Programs, Annenberg Foundation Trust (& Former Co-Chair, Green Museums Initiative)
Description: The “We Are Still In" declaration is a promise that Americans will not retreat from the global pact to reduce emissions and stem the causes of climate change. CAM is a signatory to the declaration. Join the dialogue around what museums can and are doing to support this initiative.
5:00PM–6:00PM:Virtual Happy Hour and Green Museums Trivia
Registration Cost: $14 non-member / Free for CAM members*
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Closed captioning will be provided for the panel presentations.
Please review CAM's Code of Conduct prior to attending this event.
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