We are pleased to invite you to attend a special evening at the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford! This gala event will include access to select exhibit areas at the museum, social/networking time with members of four prestigious associations, food and drinks, and a keynote address from Gina McCarthy, former EPA Administrator and Commissioner at CT DEEP.
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McCarthy’s 35-year career in public service has been dedicated to environmental protection and public health. As Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under President Barack Obama, she was the nation’s leading advocate for common-sense strategies to protect public health and the environment, including efforts to address the challenge of climate change and ensure the protection of the country’s water resources. Her leadership led to significant federal, state, and local actions on critical issues related to the environment, economic growth, energy, and transportation. Since leaving Washington, McCarthy has been a fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government’s Institute of Politics and the Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health. McCarthy now serves as Professor of the Practice of Public Health in the Department of Environmental Health at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health. On January 1, 2018, she will step up as Director of Harvard Chan’s Center for Health and the Global Environment, leading the development of the School’s strategy in climate science, health, and sustainability.
The LEED-Gold certified Connecticut Science Center, located in downtown Hartford, sparks creative imagination and an appreciation for science by immersing visitors in fun and educational hands-on, minds-on interactive experiences while maintaining an environmentally conscious presence. Serving over 2.5 million people since opening in 2009, the Science Center features more than 165 exhibits in ten galleries.
Registration and Fees
Advanced registration is required to attend this program, and we strongly recommend you sign-up early to guarantee a spot. More spaces have been allotted to those who are members of our sponsoring organizations. If you are not a member, please consider joining one or more at this time (see links above and below to association websites).
The program includes dinner appetizers, one drink ticket, and access to museum exhibits. The fees are as follows:
- Member Rate ($40) for CBA, CEF, EPOC, SWEP-CT: MUST BE CURRENT MEMBER of any of the following hosting groups: CT Bar Association (CBA), CT Environmental Forum (CEF), Environmental. Professionals' Organization of CT (EPOC) or CT Society for Women Environmental Professionals (SWEP-CT).
- Non-member Rate ($50): For all others who do not qualify for the member rate. NOTE: This rate will change to $60 after 3/11.
To register, please visit: https://www.epoc.org/event-2759363.
Connecticut Science Center: 250 Columbus Blvd., Hartford
Paid Parking is available in the onsite garage located at the corner of Bob Steele Street, formerly Grove Street, and Columbus Boulevard, underneath the Science Center building.
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