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State of Change: Seeds of Hope — Screening and Panel Discussion

  • Thursday, April 04, 2024
  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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Please join us in person (or virtually) on Thursday, April 4, at 7pm, for a special screening of “State of Change: Seeds of Hope,” followed by a panel discussion with scientists from around the state who will provide an up-close look at climate change issues and answer your questions in person and via the virtual chat.

This is a FREE, family-friendly event, but registration is required. Please reserve your seat or your virtual ticket by registering via Eventbrite.

Register here

Following the screening, Frank Graff, the host of Sci NC, PBS North Carolina’s science show, will host a panel of climate scientists covering the topic for a lively discussion. The panel will also answer questions from the audience at the Museum and online.

Meet Our Panelists

  • Kathie Dello, director, NC State Climate Office, co-director, NOAA’s Carolinas Climate Adaptation Partnership
  • Mary Alice Holley, director of community innovation, Conservation Trust of North Carolina
  • Steve Kalland, executive director, NC Energy Collaborative
  • Michelle Lotker, executive producer, “State of Change: Seeds of Hope”
  • Ajulo Othow, founder and CEO of EnerWealth Solutions, attorney and board member, Center for Progressive Reform
  • Jacob Rutz, lecturer of agroecology, Department of Environmental Studies, Elon University

The link to join the online event can be found in your registration confirmation and in your reminder email.

About State of Change

PBS North Carolina launched the “State of Change” project to personalize the impact of climate change, provide details about the science of the challenges, share solutions to combat the issues and develop resiliency to adapt to it.

“State of Change: Seeds of Hope” comes to PBS NC this April with stories of North Carolinians across the state who have responded to the challenges of climate change in new and innovative ways. This series is produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center and is part of their nationwide Connected Coastlines reporting initiative.

This season we’ll meet North Carolinians who are adapting to our changing climate in new and inspiring ways. From conserving land and growing foods that are tolerant of extreme conditions to using farmland to produce both crops and solar energy, these innovators are facing the challenges of climate change with perseverance and ingenuity.

“State of Change: Seeds of Hope” premieres Monday, April 22, at 9pm, on PBS NC. Stream online or with the free PBS App.

Questions? Email Karen Nowak at knowak@pbsnc.org.



April 4
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free. Registration required.


WRAL 3D Theater

Nature Exploration Center
11 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
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Chris Smith