Lynnette Reiner, Science Director at the William McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, will give a program on “Young Wonders, Our Future” on Friday, Aug. 11, at 2 p.m., in the Children's Program Room. The program focuses on the serious issues facing the environment today, and how savvy kids are taking matters into their own hands. Reiner will look at a few of these kids and discuss how they made a difference. Among them will be Richard Turere of Kenya, who wishes to save lions and his cattle raising community; Boyan Slat, who has created a way to clean plastics from the oceans, and Ryan Hreljac, who created Ryan’s Well Foundation which creates access to clean water to communities that do not have clean water supplies on demand.
Reiner graduated from the University of Akron with a double major in Comprehensive Social Studies and Interdisciplinary Anthropology. She received her master’s degree in Zoology from Miami University of Oxford, Ohio, and has volunteered at the Akron Zoo as an animal interpreter. She has worked at Inventure Place in Akron, teaching hands-on science activities to children and adults, and has participated at the Flux Gate dig site at Ft. Laurens in Bolivar, Ohio. Prior to becoming Science Director, she served as Discover World Weekend Manager at the McKinley Museum. She is an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist, certified by Ohio State University, and Project Wild Facilitator for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information call the Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Rodman Library.
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