Planning Public Forums on Flooding

August 1st, 2009 - August 5th, 2009 | PROJECT

This planning grant deals with helping people in a flood prone area, Lehigh Valley, understand climate change and the impacts it can have on their livelihood. Through a series of town hall type meetings and distributed materials, the Nurture Nature Foundation and scientists will provide perspective on climate change and options now available to them. The target audience will range from teenagers to adults. During these discussions STEM concepts shall be integrated into the materials. An important aspect of this planning project is devising strategies for interactions with the local groups in meetings and for effective displays and exhibits that not only address the flooding/climate change issues but also reflect the STEM principles and concepts that are involved.

Project Website(s)

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Project Products

Engaging Citizens in Science Dialogue: An Evaluation of the Nurture Nature Foundations's Flood Forum Project

Team Members

Catherine Brandes, Principal Investigator, Nurture Nature Foundation


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 0917439
Funding Amount: 74999


Audience: Adults | Museum | ISE Professionals | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Climate | Ecology | forestry | agriculture | Engineering | General STEM | Geoscience and geography | Mathematics | Technology
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Community Outreach Programs | Public Events and Festivals | Public Programs