L A T E S T P O S T S
AVALANCHE! Investigating snowpack dynamics and snow safety
WATER AND ICE: Density and molecular structure
OBSERVING & PRESERVING SNOWFLAKES
EARTH’S FRESHWATER RESOURCES: Snow as a water source
FEET AND FLOAT: Exploring an animal adaptation for life in the snow
Snow: Tiny Crystals, Global Impact Museum Exhibit Walkthrough
HOW MUCH WATER IS IN SNOW? Snow Density and Snow Water Equivalent
TRACK SOUVENIRS: Casting plaster animal tracks
Check out our latest museum exhibit below!
This website is all about snow.
Perhaps the best way to understand the importance of snow is to imagine a world without snow.
Skis and sleds would never have been invented.
Plants and animals would be different.
The Earth would be a lot warmer.
Las Vegas and Los Angeles would be much smaller.
Fewer kinds of food would be available, and there would be less of it.
Tourism and agricultural industries worth trillions of dollars would not exist.
Not to mention, the world would be a less beautiful, less interesting place!
A lot of what is on this site is about snow in Alaska (which is where the people who created it live), but a lot of it applies to other snowy places, and even places where it doesn’t snow at all!
From snowflakes to snowmobiles, lynx to language, avalanches to albedo, and raisins to rivers, explore the many ways that snow connects to everything else on Earth.
Also, check out our previous project:
a museum exhibition developed by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.