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This First Friday, the Science History Institute invites you to the opening of Playing Dirty, their newest outdoor exhibition exploring the intersections of environmentalism, education, and fun!
Drawn from new acquisitions, Playing Dirty explores the boom of environmentally themed board games, role-playing simulations, and learning tools in the 1970s, a time of increased environmental awareness among the public.
By the start of the decade, we’d heard about the dangers of pollutants in Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. On the news we’d seen oil covering the beaches of Santa Barbara, California. And in Washington, the federal government established the Environmental Protection Agency. The games on display on the façade of the building show how those environmental concerns spread to dining room tables and classroom desks through the act of play.
Join the museum for an evening filled with sewage, smog, and species both invasive and endangered. Participants will see (and play!) board games, hear a curator’s talk, and enjoy hands-on activities in the museum galleries.