From the 13th of September to the 31st of August 2018, the exhibition “Climate Change in Lapland – What can we do ?” is hosted at the Viikki Environment House in Helsinki. Designed by Stéphanie C. Lefrère (curator at that time of the Natural History Department and scientific curator of the exhibition) and produced by the Regional Museum of Lapland, the exhibition was presented in Paris during the COP21, of which she got the certification. This initiative had received the support of the French Institute of Finland and the Embassy of France in Finland.

From an educational perspective, it highlights the impact of global warming on the Lapp flora and fauna through scientific panels, texts, figures, photographs, sound and visual installations and various objects. It also shows how, each on our level, we can lower our carbon footprint.

“Fighting climate change starts with a better understanding of the Arctic, an area that is warming at a vastly quicker pace than lower latitudes and where the detrimental impacts of the warming are clearly visible.”

With the participation of 55 researchers, the exhibition was sponsored by WWF France, Finland and Russia, and has welcomed 25000 visitors so far.

Stéphanie C. Lefrère offers conferences, guided tours and workshops about the exhibition in French, English and Finnish, which you can book by writing to arcticspruce@gmail.com. The exhibition is open from Monday to Friday, from 8.15 am to 4.00 pm.

For further information, you can visit the exhibition’s website:

http://climatechangeinlapland.org/en/general-information/