Allegra Nicole LeGrande, Ph.D.
Research Assistant, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

Dr. Allegra LeGrande of NASA GISS (Goddard Institute for Space Studies) received her PhD in Earth Sciences from Columbia University in 2007. Since then, she has been working with atmospheric models and methods for reconstructing past climate. Her research focuses on discovering details about the hydrologic cycle in the past and present, in the hopes of improving our ability to understand this part of the climate in the future.

Saturdays, 14pm
In conjunction with the current exhibition Walks with Artists: The Hudson Valley and Beyond, Dr. LeGrande collaborated with Education Staff to create the Family Studio: Science projects and trained the Junior Docents to facilitate them. The workshops, entitled "Isotope Mobile" and "Landscape of Time," encourage participants to look at individual elements (like water and trees) to uncover the history of a landscape and predict what it might look like in the future. Dr. LeGrande will personally facilitate workshops on Saturday, November 4 and Saturday, December 2 from 14pm.

Wednesday, December 27, 3pm
In her upcoming public lecture, The Past is Prologue: How Scientists Read the Story of Water, Dr. LeGrande will dive into the history of water on Earth and discuss how changes within its cycle will affect our society in the future.