Center Scientists and Staff Reach Out to Community on Earth Day
People across the globe marked the 45th Earth Day on April 22 with celebrations and activities aimed at raising awareness of environmental issues. One such activity was North Carolina State University (NCSU)'s Earth Fair event, where the Eastern Threat Center's Erika Mack, Dennis Hallema, , Sarah Wiener, and took turns staffing a table and engaging with the NCSU community. During the event, they shared printed materials along with online resources and live demonstrations of Center tools, including the Template for Assessing Climate Change Impacts and Management Options (TACCIMO) and the Water Supply Stress Index (WaSSI). More than 100 students, NCSU staff, and members of the general public stopped by the table to learn about the Center's current research projects as well as the extension and outreach efforts of the Southeast Regional Climate Hub, and several students connected with opportunities for service learning projects and internships. The Earth Fair event was part of NCSU's larger Earth Month programming.