Natural Resources - Human Imprints

Changes in our land have occurred throughout time and over all of our planet. Natural forces and (more recently) human actions have contributed to these changes. From the agricultural practices of early Native Americans through 19th to 20th century industrialization, we continue through rapidly developing technologies to drastically alter the natural environment. Because of our ability to alter the Earth and reproduce in great numbers, we are unique among living things in being powerful determiners of our local and global environment.

Youth volunteers from the New York School for the Deaf and Youth Committee volunteers collaborated to produce videos in American Sign Language interpreting the museum's permanent science exhibits. Bruce Museum ASL Project videos are produced by youth volunteers from the New York School for the Deaf and Greenwich High School.

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