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Sensing Climate Change: A Field Guide

The Museum of Open Windows - Sensing Climate Change: A Field Guide

By Museum of Open Windows
This field guide will take you on a guided walk through your local area – wherever you are – and help you to find and understand signs of a changing climate.
There will be moments during the walk where you will be asked to take a photo or record a sound or a video to send to the Museum of Open Windows.
You can use WeTransfer from your phone or computer to send your samples to us at MuseumofOpenWindows@gmail.com
These samples will become part of an exhibition at the Glasgow Science Centre in summer 2021 and will be seen by the delegates of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26)

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Part 1 - Introduction - The Museum of Open Windows - Sensing Climate Change: A Field Guide
Join us on a guided walk of your local area. Open a window into your surroundings, to help build a living picture of the different ways climate change is affecting us all. There will be moments during the walk where you will be asked to take a photo or record a sound or a video to send to the Museum of Open Windows. Use WeTransfer to send your samples to us at MuseumofOpenWindows@gmail.com Links to green walks near you: https://www.ramblers.org.uk/ https://www.walkingbritain.co.uk/
07:44
April 23, 2021
Part 2 - Down the Street - The Museum of Open Windows - Sensing Climate Change: A Field Guide
This part of the walk starts on your doorstep. Look for things that have grown and things that have been built and study the relationship between the two. Search for lichen – a bioindicator species – and discover hidden meanings in the names of places. There will be moments during the walk where you will take a photo or record a sound or a video to send to the Museum of Open Windows. Use WeTransfer to send your samples to us at MuseumofOpenWindows@gmail.com
11:37
April 23, 2021
Part 3 - An Open Green Space - The Museum of Open Windows - Sensing Climate Change: A Field Guide
For this part of the walk you will need to be in an open green space, like a park or a field. Observe a water droplet on its journey from ice cap to ocean. Tune your senses to help detect anthropogenic noise pollution. Learn about how desynchronisation threatens the dance of the bees. There will be moments during the walk where you will take a photo or record a sound or a video to send to the Museum of Open Windows. Use WeTransfer to send your samples to us at MuseumofOpenWindows@gmail.com
11:38
April 23, 2021
Part 4 - A Patch of Woodland - The Museum of Open Windows - Sensing Climate Change: A Field Guide
Walk to a nearby patch of woodland or cluster of trees for this part of the field guide. Get up close to the wealth of life nurtured by a single tree and learn about mysterious underground communication systems used by forests. Find more nitrogen sensitive lichens and compare them to those you found near your house. Learn how alluring and fatal discarded litter can be to wildlife. There will be moments during the walk where you will take a photo or record a sound or a video to send to the Museum of Open Windows. Use WeTransfer to send your samples to us at MuseumofOpenWindows@gmail.com
08:39
April 23, 2021
Part 5 - The Walk Home - The Museum of Open Windows - Sensing Climate Change: A Field Guide
Now it’s time to start walking back home. What an adventure! Great work. You have opened up your senses to signs of climate change in the world around you. Sharing information and resources is crucial in the global fight against climate change, the biggest challenge in the history of mankind. Share your new local climate knowledge – and this field guide – with a friend and talk to them about ways you can protect and improve your local environment. Action from everyday people like you can inspire governments and big organisations to make the major changes that are needed to limit the impacts of climate change. Don’t forget to use WeTransfer send your sound recordings, photos and videos to us at MuseumofOpenWindows@gmail.com so that they can be included in an exhibition at the Glasgow Science Centre.
04:48
April 23, 2021