Luke Meyers had a wish and his Greenwich community is making it his legacy.
The Greenwich High School sophomore and Bruce Museum Seaside Center volunteer, who lost his battle with cancer in 2019, planned a career working on climate change mitigation. Luke contacted the Make-A-Wish Foundation about installing a climate change education exhibit at the center. He wanted the exhibit to focus on sea-level rise, its effects on Long Island Sound marine life, and most important, actions to halt global warming.
With Luke’s input, and advice from his mentors at the Environmental Action Club at Greenwich High, the museum crafted a plan to create an interactive, multimedia exhibit at the center’s education facility at Greenwich Point Park.
“The response to Luke’s Wish was wonderful, and we truly thank all who supported the campaign,” says Daniel T. Ksepka, the museum’s curator of science. “The crowdfunding website received donations from more than 150 individuals and families, which is a great testament to Luke’s impact on the community.”
The Bruce Museum is currently exploring options that will enable the center to open to the public this season, after last year’s closure due to the pandemic. The new Luke’s Wish Climate Change Education Exhibit is on track to be completed by late summer. Adds Ksepka: “We are honored to be part of this project – and hopeful that Luke’s message will inspire visitors to make bold, personal choices to combat global warming.”
For more, visit brucemuseum.org.