Museum of the White Mountains announces To the Extremes: The Geology of Adventure in the White Mountains

Museum of the White Mountains announces To the Extremes: The Geology of Adventure in the White Mountains an exhibition on view March 28 through May 28, 2013, at the Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center in North Conway, NH. Organized by the Museum of the White Mountains and curated by New Hampshire-based writer and science educator Sarah Garlick, the exhibition features 24 photographic and text panels that detail the connections between geological history and recreation in the White Mountains. An opening reception will be held at the Weather Discovery Center on Friday, March 28 from 5:30 – 7pm.

The exhibition includes topics like the connection of a geologic event such as a landslide and how that precipitates activities like hiking, downhill and backcountry skiing, modern day rock and ice climbing. It also explains the impact of climate change on the region, and the science behind the formation and eventual destruction of the Old Man of the Mountains.

After the March 28 – May 28 display at the Weather Discovery Center, To the Extremes will appear as a traveling exhibit around New Hampshire as an outreach project of the Museum of the White Mountains. www.plymouth.edu/museum-of-the-white-mountains

Post a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Top