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Climate Resilience in Your Community Activity Book

Nurture Nature Center is excited to share a new activity book we created with NOAA’s Office of Education!  “Climate Resilience in Your Community” has six main sections focused on education and resiliency vocabulary, community resources, traditional ecological knowledge, community preparedness, environmental justice, and taking action. Learners complete a crossword, iSpy activity, research information about their... Read More -

Nurture Nature Center awarded two new grants to support programs and education about the local environment

Nurture Nature Center was recently awarded two new grants that support programs and education about the local environment.  In April 2022, NNC received a 2022-2023 Environmental Education Grant for $20,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).  The PA DEP awarded $632,897 in Environmental Education Grants to support 63 projects addressing environmental justice, climate... Read More -

Nurture Nature Center receives 2022 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Nurture Nature Center is honored to receive the 2022 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for the Watershed-Friendly Property Program (established through a grant from PA DEP Environmental Education Program).  Executive Director, Rachel Hogan Carr, and Outreach Educator, Gabi Sullivan, accepted the award on behalf of the NNC team... Read More -

City of Easton adopts Climate Action Plan!

On October 27, 2021, the City of Easton adopted the proposed Climate Action Plan (CAP) developed by Nurture Nature Center with public and stakeholder input.  The CAP’s development was led by NNC Science Director, Kathryn Semmens, through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Local Climate Action Program 2020-2021.  The program provided technical assistance through DEP... Read More -

Gardening a Greener Future Virtual Tour!

Nurture Nature Center, with funding from a Lehigh Valley Greenways Mini Grant, recently redesigned its urban garden to better mitigate the impact of heavy precipitation events and have it serve as a demonstration site for others looking to enhance their backyard green spaces as effective stormwater management. Interpretive signage for the urban garden educates about... 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 -