The Pushing the Limits program will encourage participants to consider their own resiliency and adaptation strategies in the face of climate change and extreme weather events. The program series consists of three segments: change, community, and strategy. The themes will be explored in program discussions led by a science partner and facilitator and based on a recommended reading of popular fiction or historical nonfiction and the viewing of a short (7-10 minute) video produced specifically for the project. Each video looks at an individual or family using scientific ideas, principles or technologies to push limits in their own lives when faced with extreme weather events.
Pushing the Limits: Community explores how communities are adapting to more frequent and volatile fires caused by rising temperatures and drought conditions, and how the effects of those fires can reach far beyond the forests and into urban areas hundreds of miles away. We’ll develop ideas about how families and communities can be better prepared for the future by working together.