oi! Just one day before our IHME festival workshop on May 26th, I will be taking part in the Climate Festival, a full-day event at Tiedekulma (ThinkCorner) where the newly established Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (as of January 2018) will be officially presented to the public!
I'll be hosting the evening program from 18:00-20:00 where you are welcome to join us for a glass of wine and listen to my colleagues tell the stories of their amazing adventures around the world while doing fieldwork! And by amazing I mean having to carry a rifle with you when you go to the toilet in northern Greenland and learning to build an igloo, sleeping with all sorts of critters in the Amazonian rainforest, arriving by military plane to Antarctica, or living in CERN, the coolest physics lab ever! So mark your calendars! May 25th in Tiedekulma! Register to reserve your glass of wine here: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/inar-institute-for-atmospheric-and-earth-system-research/climate-festival-after-work-with-inar-scientists
See you there! Steph xoxo
I stumbled upon a secondhand shop in Karis (Karjaa), Finland the other day. It was filled with all sorts of old and new things. I asked the owner if his home was just as filled with stuff and he said YES!! Then he began to tell me all about his collections. Whoa.
One thing that caught my eye in his shop were all the different generations of milk cartons/bags/bottles he had. It made me think what prompted the changes? The environment, health safety or for monetary reasons?
I did not see in his shop the contraption needed for the milk bags. When I lived in Estonia, I learned special ways of keeping the milk upright and pouring without a spill!
What kind of milk packaging did you grow up with?
Yesterday, I ended up finding myself in front of The Pohja local history archive (Pohjan paikallishistoriallinen arkisto) in Fiskars. I asked them if they had anything on climate change. Within minutes, the friendly archivist handed over one box full of pink books which recorded weather patterns between 1960-70. It was so interesting to see the scientists usage of weather symbols and learn all the different ways to describe wind!
The archivist will look into if they have anything else on climate change to share with us! In the meantime, learn more about Fiskars Museum and their archive by visiting
https://www.facebook.com/fiskarsmuseum/. They can also be found on instagram under the name fiskarsmuseum.