Rolling Hills Consolidated Library

Discover Earth Exhibit Grand Opening

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“Discover Earth: Our Changing Planet” is a national traveling exhibit that explores a global view of our changing environment opening on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at the Belt Branch Upper Story.

The exhibit will be open to the public 1-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturday through Jan. 22, 2016. An exhibit grand opening is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, with KQ2 meteorologist Mike Bracciano presenting “Forecasting the Weather: Past, Present and Future.”

Discover Earth strives to make science fun with hands-on, multimedia activities on topics such as weather, the water cycle and how changes in local ecosystems affect the global environment. Colorful information panels, videos of extreme weather and interactive computer displays are part of the exhibit. The computer displays include a television weather forecasting booth and an 18-inch digital globe that shows natural phenomena such as earthquakes, volcanoes and weather patterns.

A series of programs for the public and schools are being planned through January. All programs will be in the Upper Story.

“We are proud that Rolling Hills Library was selected to be one of eight sites nationwide to host this exhibit,” said library Director Michelle Mears. “We think people of all ages and backgrounds will find the exhibit looks at earth science in a way that is understandable, fulfilling and relevant.”

“Discover Earth: Our Changing Planet” was organized by Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning, the American Library Association’s Public Programs Office,the Lunar and Planetary Institute and the Afterschool Alliance. This project was made possible through the support of a grant from the National Science Foundation.

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