Nurture Nature Center, located in Easton, Pennsylvania, is a dynamic center for community learning about local environmental risks. NNC is housed in a beautifully renovated, historic, 30,000 square foot facility, where the staff uses a blend of science, art and dialogue programs to get the community talking and thinking critically about the local environment. NNC hosts a variety of different types of programs – including science presentations, film screenings, community discussions and art shows – about timely and important environmental issues of interest to the community. NNC’s visitor center includes a variety of art and other educational exhibits, including the Science on a Sphere exhibit developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. This famed exhibit, which has been installed at 100 science centers and museums around the world, features breath-taking visualizations of earth and space science and is a centerpiece of NNC’s visitor area. NNC uses these art and science exhibits, as well as other forum programs and educational events, to invite local residents and decision-makers into an ongoing dialogue about building community resiliency through environmentally-sound decision-making. NNC’s facility is also used for a variety of community activities, and is available for rental for special events.
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