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Galt Museum examines climate change in new exhibit

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The Galt Museum is going green for their latest exhibition, which opens Sunday, Jan. 22 from 1-4:30 p.m.Galt Museum curator Wendy Aitkens talks about “Earth‘s Climate Change In The Balance. ” Photo by Richard Amery
 The travelling exhibition “Earth’s Climate In the Balance,” runs Jan. 22 until Earth Day, April 22.
 The exhibition comes from the Bruce County Museum  and Cultural Centre in Ontario and explores the historical aspects of climate change. There are a variety of displays explaining the history of climate change as well as  the materials and methods scientists utilize to study climate change.

There is also a display on extinct species. Another interactive display examines how humans can reduce their eco-footprint.

“Weather and climate change are different things. Weather is what you see when you walk outside your door. Climate change is over millions of years,” explained Wendy Aitkens, Galt Museum Curator.

“ The Helen Schuler Nature Centre is looking forward to working with the Galt Museum on opening day,  and will be providing a variety of fun and educational activities for the whole family. Activities will include a test of environmental knowledge and a calculation of ones environmental footprint.
“We’re going to explore the  life cycle of a T-Shirt. Everybody from age four to age 94 has a T-shirts,” said the Helen Schuyler Nature Centre’s Coreen Putnam, explaining one of the interactive activities which will be taking place on opening day.

 The exhibit opens with their community day  from 1-4:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 22. Admission is free to attend.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
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