Exhibit Opens on the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day – April 22, 2020
Science has revealed that our planet is warming and our climate is changing at an unprecedented rate. In the coming decades, these forces will present new challenges to Fort Worth, Texas, the nation and the world. Through state-of-the-art, immersive experiences, Project Planet presents you with the most up-to-date information on what’s happening in our world and helps you to discover what we might be able to do about it. With historical artifacts, hands-on demonstrations and innovative visualizations, the exhibition will come alive with exploration. Science can present the possibilities, but it’s up to the community to figure out how to put them together into the solution we need.
Observation: From ancient ships’ logs to ice cores to modern satellites, we’ve been tracking the weather for centuries and building a climate record that goes back millennia. With the help of these records and some cutting-edge technology, discover how scientists understand how much the world is changing and why.
Mitigation: There are many possible routes to take to get the climate back on track. From changing how we generate and use power to altering what we eat and where we live, explore the vast possibilities for our future. Not every solution will be right for each person, place or society, but doing nothing will come with its own set of challenges.
Adaptation: Floods, wildfires and heatwaves are more common now than they were a generation ago – how do we need to change the way we live to prepare for their effects? From predicting hurricanes to changing our building materials, discover what we can do to improve our lives no matter how climate change plays out.
Reflection: Actions big and little, now and in the future, will help shape the world the coming generations inherit. Enjoy a moment to reflect on the exhibition and ponder your role in shaping our world.
Young Explorers’ Area: Even our youngest guests can have an immersive experience in Project Planet! The Young Explorers’ Area features puzzles, blocks, spinners and books perfect for age-appropriate exploration of the exciting worlds of weather, science, construction and more.
Support provided by Current Solar, EarthX, EarthX Films, FACEBOOK Fort Worth Data Center, Fort Worth Academy, Freese and Nichols, Hypergiant Industries and IBM