The Weather and I: An exhibition around an environmental project

Omatila
24.5.−1.9.2019

How does the climate and its changes affect nature, human life and the cultural environment?  A project aimed at secondary school-aged students examines the weather as a physical, cultural and historical phenomenon on the timeline past–present–future. The exhibition is based on workshops.

The museum can also act as a space for climate and environment education. Photo: Jari Nieminen.
Dendrochronology is an archaeological research method and means dating an object based on tree rings. During every year of its life a tree grows a new ring of varying width around its trunk. Tree rings can also be used to deduce what the weather conditions were like while the tree was growing. Photo: Jari Nieminen.
In workshops students studied old weather journals and also made their own weather observations. Photo: Jari Nieminen.
Secondary school students pondered their relationship to weather in the learning course of the "The Weather and I" project. Photo: Jari Nieminen.
Students familiarized themselves with words that were used to describe weather in the 19th and 20th centuries. Inspired by the odd-sounding words they developed their own words that best described their weather observations.
Students familiarized themselves with words that were used to describe weather in the 19th and 20th centuries. Inspired by the odd-sounding words they developed their own words that best described their weather observations.
A view of the "The Weather and I" exhibition in Omatila. Photo: Jari Nieminen.
A view of the "The Weather and I" exhibition in Omatila. Photo: Jari Nieminen.