Join us for conversations about Climate Change in our unique coastal environment, a reading, viewing, and discussion program with NOAA Scientist Mark Wool.
Bay County Public Library will host a free three-part reading, viewing and discussion series for adults called Pushing the Limits. The library is one of 50 public libraries nationwide receiving grants to host the series. Pushing the Limits brings together human interest videos, scientists and everyday people who are interested in exploring accessible strategies for adapting to a new climate and building resiliency.
As history has shown, humans are characteristically adaptive. We are uniquely dispersed across the globe because we have figured out how to live in new ways, in new times, and in new places. Now, as we face the growing challenges of a changing climate, we have to change too, by finding ways in which we can all successfully adapt to this new normal and build long-term resiliency. We’re pushing the limits every day to build a viable, healthy, and vibrant future.
The Pushing the Limits program will explore these ideas in discussions that will include feature film quality videos, books, and conversations with NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) scientists. The overarching theme is one of real people, real stories and real change. Mark Wool, Warning Coordination Meteorologist of NOAA’s National Weather Service, and Heather Ogilvie, Outreach Librarian, will lead three events at Bay County Public Library.
Tuesday September 5 – CHANGE, 6 PM
Tuesday October 3 – COMMUNITY, 6 PM
Tuesday November 7 – STRATEGY, 6 PM
This national program has been developed by a team of library professionals, scientists, and filmmakers. Their organizations include the Califa Group (a California-based library consortium), Dawson Media Group, and Goodman Research Group — with generous funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
For more details, please visit www.nwrls.com or contact Heather Ogilvie, firstname.lastname@example.org, 850-522-2103. Bay County Public Library is located at 898 West 11th Street, Panama City, FL.