SRS Science Featured at Nature Research Center Opening in Raleigh

Front view of Nature Research Center. Photo courtesy of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.

Southern Research Station (SRS) scientists, through a partnership with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, will be featured during the April 20-21 grand opening of the museums new 80,000 square-foot wing, the Nature Research Center (NRC), in Raleigh, NC. 

SRS assistant director Kier Klepzig, project leader Cassandra Johnson-Gaither, team leader/ecologist Steve McNulty, and research ecologist Kim Novick will join other renowned scientists discussing a variety of research topics including forest, space, social, and medical science. SRS will also participate in a special Global Town Hall titled “Trees R Us,” sharing the spotlight with researchers from the United Kingdom, Costa Rica, and India.

The 24-hour grand opening will attract an estimated 75,000 visitors and capture global imagination and local attention. Invitees include First Lady Michelle Obama, North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue, legislative leaders, NRC supporters, visionaries in sustainability, and science “rock stars,”  including insect scientist Mark Moffat (“Dr. Bugs”), chimpanzee ambassador/researcher Jane Goodall, and BBC Nature series host Paul Rose. 

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