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September 14, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE 19807
Changing Tides: Delaware and the Coastal Zone Act @ Delaware Museum of Natural History | Wilmington | Delaware | United States

The Delaware Coastal Zone Act (CZA) has been making headlines recently. What is the Coastal Zone Act? What is happening to it?

Join the Delaware Museum of Natural History and Delaware Humanities for a screening of a portion of the documentary An Evolving Legacy: Delaware’s Coastal Zone Act. Following the film, we will host a discussion of the 2017 legislative changes to the CZA, featuring three local experts in environmental and water issues followed by a public question and answer session.

Panel Experts:

Jerry Kauffman, Ph.D., Director, University of Delaware Water Resources Center Kenneth Kristl, Director, Environmental & Natural Resources Law Clinic, Delaware Law School Matt Sarver, Ecologist and Environmental Consultant

The panel will discuss the changes to the CZA, what those changes will mean for Delaware’s economy and ecology, and how those changes will affect all of us.

The moderator, Lisa Dill, teaches in the Environmental Humanities at the University of Delaware.

Museum doors open at 6:30 p.m. for cocktails and to view the Museum galleries and special exhibits. The film presentation, panel discussion and public and question and answer session will take place from 7-8:30 p.m.

Pre-registration strongly suggested. Walk-in’s welcome if space is available.

Program Description

Many of us think the word "environment" exists in strictly scientific terms, from climate science to land management to agriculture to food. However, all of these issues occupy a space between science and the humanities. All of them are debated and discussed by writers, historians, philosophers, and political figures, in addition to chemists, biologists, and physicists. All of them intersect with the other crucial issues of American life: health, culture, religion, economics. The Environmental Humanities open these discussions for all of us, providing a framework for these important conversations. Delaware Humanities is excited to begin facilitating Environmental Humanities programs in our communities. Check this space for upcoming events.