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Patrick Hamilton, Global Change Initiatives, Science Museum of MN. June 2015


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Patrick Hamilton, Director of Global Change Initiatives at the Science Museum of Minnesota, develops projects that explore the challenges and opportunities of humanity as the dominant agent of global change. In recent years, these projects have included Water: H2O = Life, an international traveling exhibition developed in partnership with the American Museum of Natural History; the Big Back Yard, the museum’s outdoor environmental science park; Science House, the museum’s net-zero energy building; and Future Earth, an exhibit at the museum about how we thrive on a planet with 7.2 billion people and now home to the wealthiest, healthiest, most educated, innovative, creative and interconnected populace in history. Patrick also is a Fellow of the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment and a Board Member of District Energy St. Paul, and is a Principal Investigator with the University of Minnesota’s Urban Heat Island Network.

Hamilton also spoke at the IAS in a panel on Resilience and Sustainability of the River in an Era of Climate Change.

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