Libraries help teach us valuable lessons, often in very creative ways.
A traveling exhibit coming to select libraries will show that the global environment changes – and is in turn changed by – the local environment.
Beginning next year 10 public libraries will host an interactive traveling exhibition called Discover Earth: A Century of Change.
Discover Earth will tour from January 2012 to December 2013, visiting each of the 10 selected sites for a period of eight weeks.
The libraries selected to host Discover Earth: A Century of Change (listed in alphabetical order by state) are:
- Inglewood Public Library, Inglewood, Calif
- Garfield County Public Library, Rifle, Colo.
- West Florida Public Library System, Pensacola, Fla.
- St. Charles Parish Library, Luling, La.
- Little Priest Tribal College, Winnebago, Neb.
- East Meadow Public Library, East Meadow, N.Y.
- Ephrata Public Library, Ephrata, Pa.
- TLL Temple Memorial Library, Diboll, Texas
- Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Va.
- Laramie County Library System, Cheyenne, Wyo.
The Discover Earth exhibition will focus on local earth science topics—such as weather, water cycle and ecosystem changes—as well as a global view of our changing planet.
Interactive, multimedia displays will allow exhibit visitors to interact with digital information in a dynamic way, encouraging new perspectives on our planet.
The exhibit is the result of a partnership involving the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office and the National Center for Interactive Learning at Space Science Institute, the Lunar and Planetary Institute and the National Girls Collaborative Project. It is made possible through the support of the National Science Foundation.
The exhibition and its educational support materials and outreach opportunities are part of the STAR (Science-Technology Activities and Resources) Library Education Network (STAR_Net), a hands-on learning program for libraries and their communities.