The Facts & Feels of Climate Change

Now that I’ve updated those resources….

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The Facts and Feels of Climate Change with Dr. Mermaid
Sunday, April 23rd

You know that climate change is happening. You know that it is bad. You know that you have feelings on the subject. But you may not know how the climate system works, where current global warming fits in the larger story of the Earth, or how truly connected we are to the physics of the universe. In this class, we will cover basics of the climate system, snappy comebacks for science deniers, and a whole bunch of really cool shit about the Earth.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

***If you are a community organizer, artist, or protestor who cannot afford this, please email***

Dr. Debra Tillinger teaches the science of climate change to the general public, other educators, and students of all ages. She works at the American Museum of Natural history as an adjunct visiting scientist in the graduate education program and as an educator for the Our Earth’s Future series. Our Earth’s Future, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, has provided informal after-hours classes, one-day intensives, and several online courses. The program won the 2015 REVERE award for teaching “Beyond the Classroom.” Her work also includes teaching in-service educators the science of climate change and contributing to the development of a project-based climate curriculum for public schools.

Dr. Tillinger holds a Ph.D. in ocean and climate physics from Columbia University and teaches courses on physics, natural disasters, and oceanography at Marymount Manhattan College and CUNY. In addition to formal science education, Dr. Tillinger also presents scientific information through the arts in character as “Dr. Mermaid,” at venues including TEDxBlackRockCity, Gratitude Migration Festival, the annual Mermaid Lagoon Fundraiser, and Bushwick’s House of Light.

Her lovely assistant, Madame Vivien V, began her career as a drag queen over four years ago. Since, Madame has become a strong presence in the New York nightlife scene. She is the first and only drag queen in history to have spoken and performed at New York City Hall, has consecutively won Circus Performer of the Year at the past two Brooklyn Nightlife Awards for her work as a licensed fire artist, and was nominated for a Manhattan Glam Award. A graduate of the Commercial Theatre Institute, she produces events to excite, entertain, but also encourage community. She is member of the entertainment team at House of Yes and the founder of the erotic variety show Bordello. You can most easily find her on Instagram or in your husband’s bed.

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