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A Playful Approach to Climate Change Education

​​Combine a numbing issue like climate change with Instagram-era engagement, and you get the Museum of Tomorrow. The brainchild of Jessica Ho, M.D.P. ’19, this traveling pop-up views a potentially depressing topic as a way to prompt positive behavior choices, one selfie at a time.   “Climate change is portrayed a lot as gloom and …

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Prevent Skin Cancer or Save Coral Reefs? It’s a Hard Choice, But Here’s How to Have Both

From June 10 to June 15, 2019, Museum of Tomorrow’s intern Jenny Yu visited Hawaii for the first time—specifically to the island of Maui. “I’ve never been to Hawaii before, and I’ve always wanted to snorkel along the coral reefs there.” However, one thing she noticed upon many beach fronts in Maui, often written and …

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Museum of Tomorrow Popping Up at Alameda Elementary Teacher Training

Museum of Tomorrow has made its second public appearance as one of the keynote speakers at Alameda Elementary’s Environmental Literacy training project. The project was an event co-hosted by the City of Alameda, UC Berkeley and Lawrence Hall of Science.  At the event, Jessica shared some of the basic fundamentals underlying the design processes of …

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Government, The Consumer, and UC Berkeley: What it Takes to Eliminate Single-Use Plastics

Single-use plastics are designed to be used only once and discarded, often with little thought. Cheap and durable, they’ve found their way into almost every supermarket shelf, department store, and American household, perpetuating the unsustainable consumerist mentality many share today. Serving their purpose for only a few days, or maybe even an hour, single-use plastics …

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