Forces of Change

This web site is based on the Arctic: A Friend Acting Strangely exhibition from the National Museum of Natural History. The information and research featured in the exhibition represent a consensus among scientists from the Smithsonian and other U.S. research agencies. The results are also consistent with the findings of the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA) study. The Museum also collaborated with the Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH), a broad interdisciplinary research program being conducted by eight federal agencies, several of which participated in the development of this exhibit.

This web site was generously funded by the National Science Foundation’s Office of Polar Programs. The exhibition was made possible by a generous grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Arctic Research Office. Additional support and funding for the exhibit were provided by the Department of Energy, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Exhibition and Web Site Core Team:

  • Igor Krupnik, Curator, National Museum of Natural History
  • William Fitzhugh, Curator, National Museum of Natural History
  • Lou Codispoti, Exhibit Curator, University of Maryland
  • Barbara Stauffer, Exhibit Developer, National Museum of Natural History
  • Siobhan Starrs, Project Manager/Researcher, National Museum of Natural History
  • Judy Mannes, Writer
  • Katherine Lenard, Exhibition Designer
  • Night Kitchen Interactive ( External Link), Web Site Developer