This exhibit reveals the importance and impact of the Ecological Calendars and Climate Adaptation Project (ECCAP) and includes a photographic narrative of the research project, prints of ecological calendars developed at each research site, and two art installations inspired by the research. The exhibit was installed in conjunction with an international conference at the exhibit site for project participants to present and discuss their research findings.

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Project Overview

Three glass cases include interpretive panels and objects to reveal what ecological calendars are, how they were developed, and their great potential for use by people around the world to adapt to climate change.

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Ecological Calendars

Prints of ecological calendars developed at each research site are displayed throughout the exhibit space. They were developed to enable people to anticipate when to perform their livelihood activities despite variation caused by climate change.

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Gallery Images

Images displayed on the gallery wall provide a visual narrative of the ECCAP project.

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Art Exhibits

The importance and impact of the Ecological Calendars and Climate Adaptation Project is conveyed through art exhibited in the Johnson Museum of Art and the Cornell Botanic Gardens Nevin Welcome Center.

Keeping Time with Changing Seasons

A kinetic installation of hanging sculptures located in the Nevin Welcome Center.


"Grounded,” a sculpture by artist Natani Notah, emphasizes connectivity in the pairing of unexpected elements, including Native beadwork, leather, and fiber.

Art and Environmental Struggle

This exhibit brings together the work of twenty artists responding to environmental challenges occurring in their countries and communities.

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Climate change adaptation requires Indigenous knowledge

Cornell Chronicle – October 6, 2021

The October 6 Cornell Chronicle article describes the aim of the International Conference, which brings together communities, scholars, and policymakers.

Community Report

A comprehensive report on the outcomes of the Ecological Calendars for Climate Adaptation Project.

Using Seasonal Rounds to Anticipate Climate Change

This scholarly article published in Human Ecology describes how Indigenous and rural communities and scholars from across the globe developed ecological calendars to use as a tool for adapting to climate change.


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