The Spring Lunch

Science, Society, and Our Environment

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Noon – 2 pm

Event Co-Chairs
Sarah M. Belz
Katheryn P. Kempner
Alexandra Mondre
Catherine B. Sidamon-Eristoff

Please join us here at the Museum for The Spring Lunch: Science, Society, and Our Environment on Tuesday, May 7, as an expert panel explores geoengineering and asks: Could new technologies reduce the impact of climate change?

The effects of climate change are becoming increasingly apparent, in our own backyards and around the world—and the most current scientific reports reveal a climate that is warming even faster than anticipated. Geoengineering, the deliberate and large-scale manipulation of an environmental process, is garnering interest as an innovative and technology-based countermeasure. This May, join Lynn Sherr, award-winning correspondent for ABC News; the Rev. Fletcher Harper, Episcopal priest and executive director of GreenFaith; Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University; Douglas MacMartin, researcher with the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University; and Marcia McNutt, geophysicist and president of the National Academy of Sciences to explore the great possibilities—and potential pitfalls—of geoengineering as a bold new approach to fighting global climate change.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Ariel Schiff at 212-496-3495 or

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Tables and Tickets:



Leadership Table: $15,000

Benefactor Table: $10,000

Sponsor Table: $5,000



Leadership Ticket: $1,500

Benefactor Ticket: $1,000

Sponsor Ticket: $500

Friend Ticket: $350

Junior Council Ticket: $250

(exclusively available to members of the Museum’s Junior Council)



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