Center Science Rocks the Cradle of Forestry


CohenAutograph02.jpgThe Cradle of Forestry, a historic site in North Carolina’s Pisgah National Forest, is so named because it marks the birthplace of forest conservation in America. Now, the Cradle is celebrating a new first with the unveiling of an exhibit offering interactive opportunities for visitors to learn about climate change in the southern Appalachian region. The likenesses of Eastern Threat Center scientists Steve McNulty, Ge Sun, and Erika Cohen are featured as life-size cutouts and in videos describing their work and offering practical ideas for children and their families to conserve resources and lessen the impacts of climate change. As part of the exhibit’s opening day, the scientists themselves visited the exhibit at the Cradle’s Forest Discovery Center and shared their enthusiasm for forest science with students from the nearby Schenck Job Corps Center. Some of the students requested autographs on collectible scientist cards—a rare "rock star moment," according to McNulty. Read more in CompassLive…

Pictured: Erika Cohen, Eastern Threat Center resource information specialist, autographs a scientist card for a student on the exhibit's opening day.


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