Bill Nye's Climate Lab: New Show at Chabot Space and Science Center Opens Nov. 20

November 15th 2010
Bill Nye the Science Guy poses at Chabot Space and Science Center.

A new museum show about climate change opens at the Chabot Space & Science Center, Oakland, California, on Saturday November 20, 2010: Bill Nye's Climate Lab.

Several Berkeley Lab scientists and staff served on the Science Advisory Board of the exhibition, including Allan Chen, Bill Collins, Inez Fung, Susan Jenkins, Michael Levi, Chris Somerville, and Paul Willems.

In addition, staff members of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division contributed to reviewing or developing some of the energy-efficiency related scientific content of this show, including Howdy Goudey, Steve Greenberg, Christian Kohler, Mary Ann Piette, Jonathan Slack, Iain Walker, and Tom Wenzel.

From the Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland, California:

"Chabot Space & Science Center is opening of a new permanent exhibition on November 20: Bill Nye's Climate Lab. The hands-on exhibition features Emmy-award-winning Bill Nye the Climate Guy® as commander of the Clean Energy Space Station, and invites visitors on an urgent mission to thwart climate change. Beginning with a view of Planet Earth from space, visitors explore air, water, and land galleries to discover how climate change affects Earth's connected systems, and how to use the Sun, wind, land, and water to generate clean energy.

"Bill Nye's Climate Lab features the tools and techniques used by climate scientists and highlights innovative technology and design in renewable energy, transportation, construction, and architecture. Visitors of all ages will board a hot-air balloon, imagine diving into the ocean in an underwater research vessel, and learn how scientists decipher our planet's climate history with samples of ancient ice, trees, and mud. The immersive, hands-on activities will boost climate literacy and demonstrate energy-saving strategies for daily life."

Allan Chen