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AAAS Offers Free Town Hall Meeting on Global Climate Change

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Source: Environment News Service (ENS)

SAN FRANCISCO, California (ENS) - Teachers, students, scientists, science-center professionals, business leaders, policymakers, and the general public are invited to attend a town hall meeting on Communicating and Learning About Global Climate Change offered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, AAAS, at its annual meeting.

The town hall meeting takes place Sunday, February 18 from 1:15 to 5:30 pm at the Hilton San Francisco, Ballroom Level Continental Ballroom 4-6.

It features top climate experts and will include a demonstration of the Wedge Game, a hands-on strategy for explaining the impacts of different strategies for reducing greenhouse gases. Registration for this free event is required either in advance or on-site.

AAAS is partnering with Bay Area museums, universities and others to host Family Science Days Saturday and Sunday, a free series of events with hands-on activities and stage shows for children and families also at the San Francisco Hilton.

The program features Adam and Jamie from the popular television show Mythbusters on the Discovery Channel; Billinda the Robot Dog; how to make robots at home; authors of science books for children; and demonstrations such as how the same vegetable oil used to make French fries can be transformed into biodiesel fuel.

The Kinetic City team from AAAS will unveil its brand new Science Gym - a duffel bag full of science activities. Science Gym combines physical education with science learning using jumping, running, and dancing activities that boost both pulse rates and science IQ. Young volunteers from the audience will demonstrate the games and win prizes.

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