Fracking Lesson: Temple brings arts and sciences symposium on natural gas drilling to Philly

Fracking—the controversial natural gas drilling technique is constantly in Philadelphia news. But what do you really know about the issue? In an effort to bring some clarity to what fracking is and how it’s affecting Pennsylvania, Temple Gallery, in conjunction with the Center for Natural Resources Development and Protection is holding a day-long conference today, November 4.

The Marcellus Shale Symposium: Between Arts and Sciences is an opportunity to hear all sides of the complicated issue. Interact with scientists, artists and historians throughout the day as they talk about the production, utilization and management of the natural resource.

Speakers will include Brian Black, who will discuss Pennsylvania’s more than 200 years of mining policies and practices. And Jennie Shanker a potter whose work is on display at the Temple Gallery uses Pennsylvania shale and clay to bring an artist’s perspective to the issue.

The Marcellus Shale Symposium: Between Arts and Science is the first of many programs being offered by Temple Gallery that deal with local and international issues. For more information and to see the list of speakers, visit here.

The Marcellus Shale Symposium: Between Arts and Science
Friday, November 4, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., 2001 North 13th St.