Climate Change Display
(click on images to enlarge)
Lodge Climate Change Exhibit
The Climate Change display, installed in 2009, heightens the awareness of
visitors to this issue of great importance to the Sierra Club and the National
Park Service. Despite its contemporary message, the display carries on the
style of the other three primary exhibits in LeConte Memorial. Interactive
features include a "time machine" showing the increase of carbon
dioxide over the last 300 years, and a series of panels with informative photographs
and text in both English and Spanish.
Special attention is given to climate change in Yosemite. Yosemite National
Park provides striking examples of melting glaciers caused by global climate
change, just like the famous glaciers in Tibet:
Among the most tragic impacts of climate change on Yosemite is their effect on
plants like the Sky Pilot and wildlife such as the American Pika:
But there are helpful strategies to cope with climate change, even in our
national parks. Scientists are now creating wildlife corridors to help animals
move from zone to zone as the climate changes (click on image to enlarge):
Finally, we encourage visitors to leave LeConte Memorial and Yosemite with
a commitment to do their part back at home:
We hope you will visit the LeConte Memorial to see the entire Climate Change
exhibit, which provides further information on this critical issue.
To learn more about the Sierra Club's efforts to combat disruptive climate
change and how you can help, see:
Information and Donations
For more information, during the summer contact Sierra Club LeConte Memorial Lodge
Curator, P.O. Box 755, Yosemite, CA 95389, 1-209-372-4542.
During the winter, contact LeConte Lodge Committee Chair, Harold Wood, P.O. Box 3543,
Visalia, CA 93278; phone: (559) 697-3525; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Help us keep the Sierra Club's oldest public outreach and education program in Yosemite National Park. We need to continue the Sierra Club's legacy at the Heritage Center and the time has come to raise funds for the program and ensure its existence for future generations. To start, we need to raise $90,000 by October 1, 2016 to fully fund operations for fiscal year 2017. (See Fundraising Fact Sheet) (PDF)
Please make a tax deductible donation to preserve the Sierra Club home in Yosemite National Park!
- Make an
online donation using our secure web form; or
- Write a check payable to "Sierra
Club Foundation," marked "restricted for the LeConte Memorial Fund." Please
send to: The Sierra Club Foundation, 2101 Webster St., Suite 1250, Oakland, CA 94612.
Climate Change Exhibit Design: George Pettit
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