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Interactive Programs Explore Resilience, Coastal Risk

The Koshland Science Museum invites the public to two upcoming events where participants will interactively explore themes from recent reports, guided by experts from the National Research Council and other organizations in the region.


koshlandLiving in a Resilient City: An Ecosystem Challenge, Thursday, October 9, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Please join this interactive program where you find solutions to make Washington, D.C. a more resilient place to live and work. Teams will determine how to mitigate the urban heat island effect, manage storm water, and use wetlands as buffers for storm damage. Special guests include: Amanda Staudt, Director, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, National Research Council; Jennifer Judd Hinrichs, Convener, Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition; Rob McDonald, Senior Urban Scientist, The Nature Conservancy; and Joshua Kurtz, Policy and Program Associate, The Nature Conservancy, MD/DC Chapter.


Living on the Coast: A Game of Choices, Wednesday, October 22, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Why do we choose to live by the coast, even though we face increasing risk of hurricanes and sea level rise? Who is bears the brunt of the costs?  Whether you have property by the ocean or just like to go to the beach, engage in this priority setting game and come up with solutions that represent the diversity of interests in our coastal communities. Special guests include: Tony MacDonald, Director, Urban Coast Institute, Monmouth University; Stephanie Johnson, Senior Program Officer, Water Science and Technology Board, National Research Council; and Deborah Glickson, Senior Program Officer, Ocean Studies Board, National Research Council.