The Human Epoch: Living in the Anthropocene

The William Benton Museum of Art

Oct. 28, 2024 - Mar. 12, 2021

245 Glenbrook Road
Storrs, 06269
PHONE 860-486-4520

The exhibition is presented at the Benton Museum on the Storrs campus.

This curricular exhibition and related website support the teaching of a new introductory environmental literacy and science course offered by the Department of Geosciences at the University of Connecticut, GSCI 1000E The Human Epoch: Living in the Anthropocene. The course is intended to help students better comprehend global environmental change and to combat “eco-anxiety” by understanding how the Earth actually works. The exhibition offers a point of entry for the broader campus community, as well as the general public, to a set of key questions addressed in the course such as: How does the Earth work, and is it fragile? How and why have humans changed it? How does climate change fit into the larger story? When and how will our epoch end?
Curated by Robert Thorson, Department Head and Professor, Geosciences, with Amanda Douberley, Assistant Curator/Academic Liaison, William Benton Museum of Art.
The museum hours for the Fall Semester is as follows:
Wednesday to Friday 10am – 4pm
Saturday: 1 – 4 pm

If you are off campus, a convenient time to visit is Saturdays from 1 – 4pm. The cafe is closed, and you can park in any legal, non-reserved parking spot on campus.

Refer to The Benton Museum website, Visit page, “Covid-19: What to Expect During Your Visit” for information.

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