Association of Science and Technology Centers Convention

The Natural History Museum is in Tampa for the ASTC convention. If you’re around, come visit us at Booth #234. We don’t have our museum bus on the floor this year, but we have lots of buttons and shwag, and some shiny new programs to share with you.

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Mining the HMNS

Is the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences a museum, or a PR front for the fossil fuel industry? This is the central question of “Mining the HMNS”, an exhibition by The Natural History Museum that interrogates the symbiotic relationship between the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences and its corporate sponsors.

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Pipeline Politics and the Carbon Rush: Dispatches from the Front Lines

Bringing together media theorist Darin Barney and documentary filmmaker Amy Miller, we will illuminate some of the battle lines and divisions at play in the global response to climate change, paying particular attention to the politics of pipelines, the impacts of carbon markets, and resistance from the communities most impacted.

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This Changes Country

How are countries affected by and responsible for climate change? Are countries the right vehicles – the right organizational forms – for addressing climate change? What are the limitations and failures of countries (especially our own) in this work?

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