Climate Change, Heat, and Data Gathering Through Community Science

April 20, 2021 11:00 am
April 20, 2021 12:00 pm
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How is climate change impacting communities in the Boston Area? This family-friendly program highlights local initiatives that will help people to better live with the changes we are experiencing. People are used to cold winters, snowy and icy streets but we have given less thought to extreme heat and urban heat islands and how they impact our health. As daily temperatures continue to increase in Massachusetts, the Mystic River Watershed Association, in partnership with the Museum of Science, Boston, the Resilient Mystic River Collaborative (RMC), and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council are focused on building a community of resilience to prepare to live with heat. Learn why heat is a public health issue, know about our Wicked Hot Mystic project and volunteer to be part of this community science project.
  • Participation
    Limited to 25 participants. Ages 8 -15 with a registered adult.
  • About us
    The Mystic River Watershed Association uses science, advocacy and education to ensure a vibrant, healthy and resilient environment. Our major programs include the Mystic Greenways, water quality monitoring, invasive species removal, youth education, and river herring monitoring and advocacy; and our working groups include the Resilient Mystic Collaborative and a Stormwater collaborative.
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Cambridge Science Festival, the first of its kind in the United States, is a madcap celebration of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultural event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive, and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives.

For the 2021 Festival, we will host a month-long celebration of STEAM in our community with an overarching theme of gratitude and appreciation. During the month of April 2021, we will showcase creative digital and virtual entries from our rich STEAM community.

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