New exhibition: Ojai Warming is now open at the Ojai Valley Museum

Ojai Valley Museum

Picture of the front entrance of the Ojai Valley Museum

OJAI WARMING: FLORA AND FAUNA IN THE TIME OF CLIMATE CHANGE

EXHIBITION OPEN AT OJAI VALLEY MUSEUM

A new exhibition, Ojai Warming: Flora and Fauna in the Time of Climate Change, is now open at the Ojai Valley Museum.

An amazing variety of flora and fauna live in the valley. Unfortunately, many are threatened due to global warming and climate change. Ojai Warming looks at the causes, effects, and solutions to climate change while highlighting rare and endangered local plants and animals.

Condor flying over exhibits at the Ojai Valley Museum

Condor flying over exhibits at the Ojai Valley Museum

Exhibit curator Phil White says there is “A Clear and Present Danger. The Ojai Valley is ground zero in the global warming crisis, one of the fastest-warming areas in the U.S., with an extended extreme drought, record high temperatures, and dangerous wildfire potential. Habitat destruction and the overuse of pesticides add to the negative effects on our local plants and animals. Come to the museum exhibit to see what we stand to lose and what we can do about it.”

Insects pinned to a posterboard on display at the Ojai Valley Museum

Insects pinned to a posterboard on display at the Ojai Valley Museum

Ojai Warming includes videos about the crisis and is filled with beautiful images of local flora and fauna to inspire visitors to help protect them. Numerous local preservation organizations and local authorities assisted with the exhibit. A series of Town Talks over the next few months by experts in their fields will also emphasize why and how we must all act now. Working together, we can combat the biggest threat of our time.

An online version of the exhibition is available on the museum’s website, OjaiValleyMuseum.org.

In addition to Ojai Warming, small exhibitions on a range of topics related to the history of the valley, and a diorama of the Sespe Wilderness, are always on view at the museum.

The Ojai Valley Museum is located at 130 W. Ojai Avenue in Ojai. Free parking is available behind the museum, enter from Blanche Street. The Museum is open Friday from 1-7 pm, (First Fridays until 8 pm) Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. Suggested admission is $5 per adult, $1 for children 5-18. Facemasks are required inside the museum.

For more information, call the museum at (805) 640-1390, ext. 201, email [email protected] or visit the museum website at OjaiValleyMuseum.org.

This Press Release is brought to you by Wendy Barker, Director of the Ojai Valley Museum


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