OMAHA – The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), Metropolitan Community College (MCC), Omaha Public Schools (OPS) and Do Space have partnered to bring Science on a Sphere to Omaha, an exhibit by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that illustrates Earth System science to visitors.
The exhibit will open to the public Thursday, Jan. 28 and remain available through Thursday, Feb. 11, on the second floor of the Do Space, located at 72nd and Dodge Streets.
The exhibit is six feet in diameter and brings science to life, showing weather and migration patterns while highlighting climate change, oceanic temperature and other complex environmental patterns. Visitors will be able to view the exhibit and learn about STEM-related topics in presentations given by exhibit hosts.
Helping facilitate and host visitors will be UNO and MCC science faculty and staff. Additionally, the exhibit will be available for field trips for OPS students.
“The UNO STEM faculty are really excited to help to bring the Science on a Sphere Exhibit to Do Space,” said Neal Grandgenett, UNO’s Haddix Community Chair of STEM Education. “It is a truly stunning visual representation of the Earth Systems science associated with the world that we all share."
“The exhibit will enhance knowledge about our Earth while making science interesting to people of all ages,” said Chris Swanson, continuing education coordinator at MCC.
The exhibit is free and open to the public. Hours for the general public are 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. weekends.
For additional information about the Science on a Sphere exhibit, visit sos.noa.gov. For more information about the Do Space, visit dospace.org.
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