Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Environmental Perspectives: Cultural Diversity in the Environment

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

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Civics

As populations shift, the environmental movement is faced with the challenge of keeping up with demographic changes. This moderated panel will explore significant trends and the importance of increasing cultural diversity in fields related to environmental education and conservation.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Laurence Steinberg: Adolescence, the ‘Age of Opportunity’

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Laurence Steinberg
Science

Stages of puberty, learning to drive, joining the military, and registering to vote all occur during adolescence. According to adolescent psychology expert Steinberg, these and other factors make ages 13-20 a crucial stage of development, and today’s parenting styles need to adapt to best accommodate the changes taking place at this stage of life.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Seattle’s Favorite Poems: Robert Pinsky

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. Free.

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Arts & Culture, Special Programming

Celebrate beloved poems with other local poetry-lovers in this special event, which is free and open to the public. Featured readers include Pinsky, former U.S. Poet Laureate; poet Heather McHugh; and members of the community.

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