The Changing Earth and Techniques|
for Preventing Natural Disasters
The Global Environment Hall
July 1 – August 31, 2011
The Earth is changing. It always has. Powerful forces shape our air, water and land, and will continue to transform our planet.
To let people know more about the causes of natural disasters and the techniques for disaster prevention, the National Museum of Natural Science cooperates with the National Applied Research Laboratories to present this The Changing Earth and Techniques for Preventing Natural Disasters, which runs from July 1 through August 31, 2011 in front of the Bird’s Eye View Theater of the Museum’s Global Environment Hall.
This exhibition aims at showing that the more people are aware of the nature of disasters, the less they will suffer from them. It is grouped in themes such as disaster prevention technology, Taiwan’s role on Earth, and Taiwan’s historical natural disaster Typhoon Morakot occurred in 2009. The Changing Earth and Techniques for Preventing Natural Disasters explores the fascinating science behind the powerful natural phenomena and highlights their impacts on human lives. Highly interactive and immersive, this exciting exhibition features not only the advanced technology developed by the National Applied Research Laboratories, but also visceral experiences and real objects that tell powerful stories — about natural disasters.
“The earth contains an astonishing variety of landscapes and climates. Since life began, around 4,000 million years ago, it has gone through extraordinary changes in its climate and in the species that live on it. But now it seems that our planet is being transformed – not by natural events, but by the actions of one species: mankind,” said Dr. Liu De-hsiang, the exhibition organizer and Chairman of Science & Education Dept. of the Museum. “Our memories of disasters fade away quite quickly,” he continued, “The main purpose of this exhibition is to let our people know more about the prevention measures for disasters. Even if there is no indication of definite way to prevent disasters, exhibiting the film about historical disasters could be effective and persuasive,” added Liu.
The Earth is changing. It always has. What is our role? Do not miss the exhibition!
The Changing Earth and Techniques for Preventing Natural Disasters organized by the National Museum of Natural Science, is made possible in cooperation with the National Applied Research Laboratories.