This year we celebrated Climate Week with a public event at Manchester Museum inviting visitors to take part in our Climate Science Challenge. Over 1,200 visitors joined in our celebrations, and together with researchers and students from British Antarctic Survey, Liverpool John Moores University, Manchester Metropolitan University, and the University of Manchester, took part in hands-on activities and experiments, exploring a range of climate change issues.
Taking on the Climate Science Challenge
As part of the event, visitors were invited to join in our challenge by speaking to researchers and taking part in their own experiments to find the answers to important climate change questions. With the help of our team of scientists, they investigated what happens to marine life when oceans acidify; built wind turbines to discover the impacts of renewable energy; mapped the changing distribution of birds in the Andes; identified fossil pollen grains; made their own cloud in a cup; explored the evidence for Ice Age environments in Britain; experienced life in an Antarctic base camp; and got to grips with Arctic climate change.
When they needed time to relax (and write up their results!), they enjoyed the winning documentaries from Connect4Climate Action4Climate film competition. All films can be viewed on here.
Take a look at our photos below and follow our updates on Twitter throughout Climate Week 2015.
Happy Climate Week!