The Nurture Nature Center is a science-based community center in Easton, PA that seeks to foster community engagement and learning about environmental issues through art, science, and dialogue. The juxtaposition of these themes creates a unique and effective means for establishing meaningful connections. In this presentation, Science Director, Kathryn Semmens, will introduce NNC and its programs, and provide an overview of some environmental issues in the Lehigh Valley including climate change, flooding, and transportation.
Dr. Kathryn Alese Semmens is the Science Director of the Nurture Nature Center. She holds a Ph.D. in Earth and Environmental Sciences from Lehigh University, a master’s degree in marine policy from the University of Delaware and a bachelor of science in environmental studies from Ursinus College. Kathryn worked as a postdoctoral associate at the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service and also for the Pew Environment Group in Washington, D.C. Her awards include a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship, Udall Environmental Scholarship and EPA Greater Research Opportunity Fellowship. Kathryn’s interests focus on the nexus of science, policy, and community.
Timeline for this event:
10:30 am - coffee and conversation
11:00 am - announcements & lecture
12:30 pmish - lunch at The Hamilton Kitchen & Bar
Parking: The Community Parking Deck (6th & Walnut) is a few feet from this event. Street parking is available, but limited; meters are not enforced on Sundays. See http://www.allentownparking.com/ for more information.
522 W Maple St
Allentown, PA 18101
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