Discover Earth: February 26 - April 24 at England Run Branch
The Central Rappahannock Regional Library system is one of only ten libraries in the country to successfully apply for the grant-funded, museum-quality science exhibit, Discover Earth: A Century of Change! Interactive, multimedia displays allow exhibit visitors to interact with digital information in a dynamic way, encouraging new perspectives on our planet and reinforcing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts.
The Discover Earth exhibition focuses on local earth science topics—such as weather, the water cycle, and ecosystem changes—as well as a global view of our changing planet. It includes a Magic Planet globe and simulation-based educational games. Learn more about the exhibit here.
Visitors will learn that Earth is a complex, global system of interacting subsystems-rock, water, air and life; understand that Earth's global system changes on short and long-term time scales; understand the water cycle and the important role that water plays in the Earth system; learn about the basics of weather and how meteorologists predict it locally; understand the difference between weather and climate; and learn how to become a thoughtful steward of Planet Earth.
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Discover Earth: A Century of Change, a traveling exhibition for libraries, is part of the STAR Library Education Network (STAR_Net) led by the National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute. Exhibit partners include the American Library Association, the Lunar and Planetary Institute, and the National Girls Collaborative Project. Discover Earth is supported through a grant from the National Science Foundation.