About The Project

Nurture Nature Center is a center for community learning about environmental risks in Easton, Pennsylvania, that was established in response to repetitive flooding in the Delaware River Basin in 2004, 2005 and 2006. Flooding is a core focus of its research and outreach programs. Since its formation in 2007, Nurture Nature Center (NNC) has conducted a series of research and education projects about flooding. Nurture Nature Center is a project of Nurture Nature Foundation, Inc., and Nurture Nature Center, Inc. One of the Center’s early projects, which was funded by a grant to Nurture Nature Foundation, was the creation of the Focus on Floods (focusonfloods.org) website in partnership with National Weather Service.

This website was designed to educate the public in the Delaware River Basin about flooding risk there. Since then, the website has become a resource for flood education materials, and now includes socialscience.focusonfloods.org, about social science issues related to flooding, and coastal.focusonfloods.org, about coastal flooding.

Since its formation in 2007, NNC has become recognized as a leader in flood risk education, through various education and outreach programs as well as social science studies. NNC has assisted the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Federal Emergency Management Agency with outreach to New Jersey coastal communities, and is working with the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency to assist with stakeholder engagement and data presentation for its new State Hazard Mitigation Plan for 2018.  NNC has also worked with other NWS offices, including the Weather Prediction Center and Water Resources Services Branch on projects to identify stakeholder needs for products and services.

NNC is housed in an historic building in downtown Easton, PA, where it hosts regular community programming about local environmental topics. NNC’s visitors’ center features the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Science on a Sphere exhibit, along with other art and science exhibits. For more information about Nurture Nature Center and its programs, visit www.nurturenaturecenter.org.


Focus Group Registration

Registration for these two sessions is full. Two more sessions will be held this fall in Easton and Lambertville. To put your name on a list for those sessions, please contact Rachel Hogan Carr at 610-253-4432.

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