We Are Nature: Living in the Anthropocene explores the interconnected relationship between humans and nature. A first of its kind in North America, this exhibition features interactive exhibits, thought provoking content, and interesting specimens from our own hidden collections. It also explores things that you can do to get involved.
Coral reefs are predicted to be the first ecosystems that may not survive the Anthropocene. Innovative solutions are needed to reduce carbon emissions and slow ocean warming and acidification. This point is driven home with a thought-provoking funerary book for the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Read what others have written. What will you write?
Look inside a hidden collection at the museum through a new digital interactive display. At first glance, this may look like mason jars lined up on shelves holding a garden harvest, but upon closer inspection these jars are full of amphibian and reptile specimens. What interesting facts will you discover?
Inventive scientists have found ways to help nearly extinct animals such as whooping cranes and river otter populations. There are lots of animals that need our help. This poignant display asks you to vote with a contribution for which animal you think will become extinct next. What animal will you vote for?
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- Rethinking your impact on the environment, or carbon footprint, could be as simple as eating less barbecue or not choosing a green cleanser over your …Read More »
- By Rachael Carlberg When prompted with the phrase “climate change,” people often think of increasing temperatures, melting ice, and flooding shores. While global temperatures are on …Read More »
- By Patrick McShea Within We Are Nature an interactive kiosk known as EarthTime documents alarming change over recent decades in glacial melting, the clearing of rainforests, …Read More »
- By Rachael Carlberg Nothing seems more man-made than plastic. It surrounds us everywhere, indoors and out. How many of the things around you right now …Read More »
- By Patrick McShea Some guided tours of We Are Nature begin outside the actual exhibit. A diorama in the Hall of North American Wildlife, for example, …Read More »
- City Nature Challenge has arrived in Pittsburgh! Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s Urban Bird Conservation Coordinator Matt Webb has been coordinating Pittsburgh’s participation in an …Read More »
- By Joylette Portlock Earth Day this year, April 22nd, was the nation’s forty-ninth (though many were calling it the “48th Anniversary”), and my first as …Read More »
- By Patrick McShea The mid-April news of cut redbud saplings along a Pittsburgh riverfront trail served as a public announcement that beavers reside in the …Read More »
- In this age of the Anthropocene, people are beginning to recognize our lasting impacts on the natural world. Plastic litter is infamous for its negative …Read More »