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Thank you to all of the middle and high school students who participated in the Youth Climate Summit the past two days! Thanks especially to our 14 Youth Ambassadors - Abby, Alicia, Ash, Calais, Denise, Elijah, Genesis, Harper, Jaden, Jamielee, Owen, Sam, Sarah, and Sofia - who presented during yesterday’s session to share the inspiring stories of other youth like them who are taking action in their communities around the world. Pictured are just some of the takeaways from the summit and thoughts of our student participants. ... See MoreSee Less

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Fireflies, or lightning bugs, provide nature's summer light show. Let's learn how and why they make light - is it electricity, heat, fluorescence, phosphorescence, or bioluminescence? Watch to find out and do a fun glow stick activity. ... See MoreSee Less

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Today’s the day! We will kick off the first annual Youth Climate Summit of the Lehigh Valley at 3:30 this afternoon with a very special keynote entitled “Our Place in the Universe, Is This Our Moment?” from Maurice Henderson of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. All youth are invited to attend. Maurice is a tremendously knowledgeable and engaging speaker, and we are lucky to have him join us at the Summit!
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Within a generation or two, plastic has gone from a new product to a pollutant found on nearly every corner of the planet. Plastic Free July encourages us to take responsibility for the plastic we use that future generations will have to deal with by reducing our consumption of single use plastics. Check out ideas for actions you can take at www.plasticfreejuly.org, and learn how you can join citizen science efforts to track plastic polution at earthchallenge2020.earthday.org/pages/plastics ... See MoreSee Less

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Ready for our Youth Climate Summit this week? During the summit we will be featuring artists from around the globe who are creating works of art in response to our changing environment - here’s a preview:

Locally, Lauren Rosenthal McManus’s work invites us to contemplate our relationship with the river, thinking of it as a living, breathing, natural system that functions as an interconnected whole. Pictured is “Delaware River Anatomy,” a meticulously crafted paper map displayed at our center. By purposefully leaving out boundaries, names, and manmade structures, her work “gives priority to rivers” and to the important connections that exist in the landscape.

If you are a high school student interested in art and artists who work to educate, innovate, and express issues of climate change in a hope to inspire others, join us at our Youth Climate Summit this Wednesday and Thursday!

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