First Friday: Shall We Talk about the Weather?

Photo by Nina Matthews

Photo by Nina Matthews.

Ever wonder why days with rainy forecasts turn out to be sunny? How do we respond to both daily shifts in our environment and long-term climate change? These questions and more were discussed on May 2, 2014. Visitors explored CHF’s Sensing Change exhibit, took part in activities, and heard meteorologists, scientists, and artists share their views on the weather and our changing climate.

Guests could take home a piece of the Sensing Change exhibit—an etched bottle from Stacy Levy’s Calendar of Rain!

This event was held in collaboration with the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia Zoo, CBS3, and WHYY.


Sensing Change

This event was presented in conjunction with CHF’s Sensing Change exhibit, which invited us to explore and respond both to daily shifts in our environment and to long-term climate change. The exhibit featured the work of Vaughn BellDiane BurkoRoderick CooverKatie HoltenStacy LevyEve MosherFernanda Viégas, and Martin Wattenberg, and was on display in CHF’s Clifford C. Hach Gallery from July 2013 to May 2014.


Philadelphia Science Festival

This event was also a part of the 2014 Philadelphia Science Festival, a citywide collaboration that brought together nine exciting days, April 25 to May 3, 2014, filled with events that showcase science and technology in everyday life. Part of a national movement to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers, it built on Philadelphia’s rich history of innovation with more than 100 events and 175 partner organizations around the Philadelphia area.


First Fridays at CHF are made possible with generous support from BNY Mellon Wealth Management and DuPont.

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Sensing Change

See your environment with fresh eyes through this online exhibit.