Nature Series: Exploring Climate & Health

Nature Series: Exploring Climate & Health

A graphic featuring a headshot image of a man with light skin. He is bald with a mustache and wears glasses. He appears to be older; perhaps in his 70s.Join the Friends of the Tanger Arboretum as they kick off the 2024 Nature Series on Saturday, March 30 with “Exploring Climate & Health.” Presenter Dr. Alan Peterson, Emeritus Director of Environmental and Community Medicine for Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, will discuss the recent changes in the earth’s climate and how that impacts the health and lifespans of both humans and animals. From large-scale climate changes, such as the increase in global temperature to rising sea levels, to the increase in vector-borne diseases from ticks and mosquitos, attendees will become more knowledgeable about the climate challenges we face and what an individual can do to make the world a better place for themselves, their loved ones, and the natural world around them.

Dr. Alan Peterson has been the Emeritus Director of Environmental and Community Medicine for over 40 years at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He has over 50 years of experience as a family physician who has taught family medicine residents and cared for patients. Dr. Peterson received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. For over nine years, he’s given talks centered on climate and health and feels very passionate about educating others about the topic.

The event, “Exploring Climate & Health,” will take place on Saturday, March 30 at 10am at LancasterHistory. Tickets are $5/Adult (18+) and $3/Child. Friends of the Tanger Arboretum members receive complimentary admission, but should still register for the program. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling (717) 392-4633. Advance tickets recommended as the program has limited capacity.

The Friends of the Tanger Arboretum is a member of the American Horticultural Society Reciprocal Admission Program. AHS Reciprocal Admission Program members may register for tickets in advance and must show a valid membership card upon checking in. AHS Members should contact Emily Miller,, with any questions or to register for tickets in advance.

This event is hosted by the Friends of the Tanger Arboretum. The Friends of the Tanger Arboretum, a subsidiary organization of LancasterHistory, helps foster public interest in, and support for, the maintenance and development of the Tanger Arboretum as a community asset. To learn more about the Arboretum or to become a member, please visit the Arboretum’s webpage.

In-Person Event Nature Series Program

March 30, 2024 LancasterHistory, 230 N. President Ave, Lancaster 10am $5/Adults | $3/Children (17 & Under) | FREE Friends of Tanger Arboretum Members