Earth Day Now More Than Ever: Into Nature and Toward Life

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Earth Day Now More Than Ever: Into Nature and Toward Life
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May 15, 2022 May 15, 2022 1440 Earth Day Now More Than Ever: Into Nature and Toward Life Brought to you by Pacific Science Center + Gather
May 15, 2022
12:00 am

In July 1969, a handful of earthlings rocketed beyond the warm embrace of our atmosphere and ventured across the surface of the moon. Two months later, here in Seattle, Senator Gaylord Nelson announced plans for an Earth Day event–it took off. In the 50 years since, our technological systems have grown exponentially, and our relationship with the Earth has dwindled. While observing the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order during Earth Day 2020, we’re joined by Dr. Peter Kahn, UW Professor in the Department of Psychology and School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, Director of the HINTS Laboratory, and Editor-in-Chief of the academic journal Ecopsychology. Don’t worry, this Earth Day talk isn’t doom-and-gloom or a history lesson! Dr. Kahn shows how, even in the city, we can deepen our interactions with the natural world, Earth’s heartbeat. He’ll share his lab’s studies on people interacting with technological nature and he’ll talk about a new urban design methodology–Interaction Pattern Design–through which we can rewild our lives.

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Pacific Science Center is an independent, not-for-profit institution in Seattle and has been a gateway to access science education and innovation for nearly 60 years. The institution's mission is to ignite curiosity in every child and fuel a passion for discovery, experimentation, and critical thinking in all of us. Prior to COVID-19, Pacific Science Center's award-winning, interactive programs reached nearly 1 million people each year – in their communities across the state of Washington, classrooms, and on the Seattle Center campus and at Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center in Bellevue. Throughout the pandemic, Pacific Science Center has continued to serve the community and ignite curiosity from everywhere through digital and virtual programming. Pacific Science Center began as the United States Science Pavilion during the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. Millions came to explore the wonders of science during the World’s Fair and after closing, the Science Pavilion was given new life as the private not-for-profit Pacific Science Center, the first U.S. museum founded as a science and technology center. On July 22, 2010, Pacific Science Center was declared a City of Seattle Landmark.
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