John Cosgrove is an one well-rounded guy. According to my research around the Internet, he's a poet, teacher, bicyclist, physicist, and currently a docent for the Nurture Nature Center, a local treasure at 518 Northampton Street. We spoke recently about the challenges of getting people to come in and check the Center out:
"One of the hardest things to get people to appreciate is how neat the Science on the Sphere is. I can tell people about it; I can describe it: a six-foot diameter sphere suspended from the ceiling with a quarter-of-a-million different images we can project on it. It's almost like it's holographic, but it's not really. When people come in and actually see it, they're like, 'Wow!' But the missing step is, how do I get them to know they're going to be wowed when they come in? There are only 100 of these spheres that exist in the world, and right here in little ol' Easton we've got one of them. It's such a great resource for the area. The next closest one would be in Harrisburg. There's one in Baltimore. None in New York City. None in Philly. But right here in downtown Easton we've got Science on the Sphere. In addition to the sphere, we've got our film series; we have our art gallery; we have various kinds of community outreach dialogues. You can find out about all of those on the website, NurtureNatureCenter.org."
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