On our 2011 trip with the Delaware River Sojourn, we stopped in Easton, PA. Our chosen evening activity was a trip to the The Nurture Nature Center there. The Center teaches through a variety of displays and programs, and focuses largely on or use, and misuse of our waterways, and on flooding, weather, and environmental issues. The idea is to show how each community impacts and is impacted by the environment and its effects on our waterways. There are wonderful artworks, murals, and other displays, but the one we enjoyed most was the relatively new Science on a Sphere® presentation. Projectors in the corners of the room send moving images to a large orb in the center, which then appears to be rotating. Various changing elements of our waterways are displayed in a graphic and fascinating program.
The SOS program we saw was called Rising Waters, about the impacts of global flooding on people. It was somewhat interactive, and gave even the children in the audience a good handle on how we can improve and support our rivers and oceans.
Fascinating! Our grandson loved it as much as we did – and did his best to show his support for the earth! This object will be a teaching tool for generations in the northeast PA area – and was a wonderful part of our adventure down the Delaware.
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