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What Can We Do About Climate Change?

Scientists agree that we can halt the rising temperatures, but only if we take action decisively and quickly. What are the needed actions? Come see for yourself using EN-ROADS, a global climate simulator that allows users to explore the impact that dozens of policies—such as electrifying transport, pricing carbon, and improving agricultural practices—have on hundreds of factors like energy prices, temperature, air quality, and sea level rise.

Doctor Kathie Sutherland was born in St. Petersburg FL, leaving to attend college at Emory, graduate school in organic chemistry at Harvard, and then medical school at Stanford. She practiced Ob-Gyn for 34 years in Silicon Valley, CA, and then retired in 2015 to Winter Haven FL. In her retirement, she has become passionate about environmental issues, working with a number of local environmental groups as well as national groups. She recently started a non-profit, Polk Clean Energy Alliance, which is dedicated to educating the public about ways they can help the environment while also helping themselves.

Event Date & Time

Monday, April 22, 2024
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Alexander Discovery Center


Free for members / $20 non-members (Includes admission for the day)
Registration required

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Please Note:
Ticket price includes general admission to the Gardens. Tickets are available for purchase at boktower.org, in person at the Visitor Center or by phone at 863-734-1222. All programs and classes promptly begin at stated time and visitors are encouraged to arrive at least 10 minutes before class begins for check-in. Check-in begins 30 minutes prior to the class start time. Culinary events are demonstration based and late arrivals may not be accommodated. For classes held after 5 pm, the entrance gate will stay open for an additional 30 minutes after the start time. Once the gate closes, late arrivals will not be admitted. Due to the nature of culinary events held at the Outdoor Kitchen, Bok Tower Garden may attempt, but cannot guarantee, to accommodate food allergies. Dogs are not permitted at any educational program.