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January 22, 2020

ACTON, MA – The Discovery Museum Speaker Series begins its eighthyear with a discussion on “The Roots of Empathy in Childhood” by the founder of Roots of Empathy, Mary Gordon. Preregistration is open at http://bit.ly/GordonFeb2020 for the event being held at the Ottoson Middle School in Arlington, MA on February 27 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Gordon is recognized internationally as an award-winning social entrepreneur, educator, author, child advocate, and parenting expert.

The Discovery Museum has engaged experts, educators, and authors to address matters of importance to our communities free of charge and open to the public.  

February 27, “The Roots of Empathy in Childhood” with Mary Gordon, founder of Roots for Empathy

April 2, “The Power of Play” with Dr. Michael Yogman, Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School

May 27, “Biomimicry and The Age of Living Machines” with Dr. Susan Hockfield, president emerita and professor of neuroscience at MIT.

September 24, “Climate Change and Human Health” with Dr. Jay Lemery, Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine

October 21, “The Psychology of Artistic Behavior in Children“ with Dr. Ellen Winner, Professor of Psychology at Boston College

November 12, “Navigating the Digital Space Within Families” with Dr. Jill Walsh, author of Adolescence and Their Social Media Narratives: A Digital Coming of Age.

Times, locations, and registration information may be found on the Museum’s website at http://bit.ly/DMSpeakerSeries.

Premier sponsors for the 2020 series are Foundation for MetroWest, Acton Medical Associates, and Enterprise Bank. Lead sponsors are Idylwilde Farms, Parents Estate Planning Law Firm, and Sutherland Realty Group.