Kate Semmens Articles

Nurture Nature Center one of nine Community Projects funded through Congresswoman Susan Wild

Nurture Nature Center is excited to announce we are one of nine Community Project Funding requests Congresswoman Susan Wild secured funding for from the House Appropriations Committee.  NNC thanks Congresswoman Susan Wild – Easton District Office for supporting $140,000 in funding for the expansion of our NOAA-funded CREATE Resilience project into a permanent hub at... Read More

Nurture Nature Center receives million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation

Beginning in July 2021, Nurture Nature Center will lead the four-year project “Building Insights through Observation: Researching Arts-Based Methods for Teaching and Learning with Data” funded by the National Science Foundation’s Discovery Research PreK-12 program. The project will conduct foundational research to understand the ways in which arts-based instructional methods and geospatial data visualization can... Read More

Nurture Nature Center welcomes five new grant-funded projects, including a million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation

Nurture Nature Center (NNC) is excited to begin working on five new grant-funded projects, including a million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation. Beginning in July 2021, NNC will lead the four-year project “Building Insights through Observation: Researching Arts-Based Methods for Teaching and Learning with Data” funded by the National Science Foundation’s Discovery Research... Read More

Nurture Nature Center talks sustainability and climate on Lehigh Valley Discourse

Nurture Nature Center’s Executive Director, Rachel Hogan Carr, and Science Director, Kathryn Semmens, spoke with Sally Handlon, host of the WDIY program Lehigh Valley Discourse on April 15th, 2021 about sustainability and climate change initiatives in the Lehigh Valley. You can listen to the conversation here. With Earth Day approaching, the discussion focused on efforts... Read More

NNC facilitates discussion at the Lehigh Dialogue Center’s 16th Annual Friendship Dinner

NNC’s Executive Director Rachel Hogan Carr facilitated a discussion among 200 participants from across the Lehigh Valley, who gathered at the Jewish Community Center in Allentown on Thursday, February 20 as part of the Lehigh Dialogue Center’s 16th Annual Friendship Dinner, titled:  The Water We Share. The participants learned about flooding risk in the region... Read More

Nurture Nature Center shares social science research at the American Meteorological Society’s 100th Annual Meeting

Nurture Nature Center shares social science research on improving the use of probabilistic hydrologic information in decision-making at the American Meteorological Society’s 100th Annual Meeting NNC Executive Director Rachel Hogan (right) and Science Director Kathryn Semmens (left) at the 100th Annual American Meteorological Society Meeting in Boston, MA in January 2020. Rachel Hogan and Kathryn... Read More