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The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103

2017 Academy Town Square Series Presents: Pete Marra

Thursday Feb 23 6:30 PM-8:00 PM

Join Pete Marra and the Academy of Natural Sciences for a Town Square on biodiversity. At this free Academy Town Square, Pete Marra, head of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, will outline the evidence he and co-author Chris Santella have presented in their new book Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer.

Marra has done extensive research on the threats free-ranging cats pose to biodiversity and public health throughout the world. He will discuss the scientific evidence confirming that free-ranging cats are killing birds and other animals by the billions and the devastating public health consequences of rabies and parasitic Toxoplasma passing from cats to humans at rising rates. Following his discussion, ask Marra your most pressing questions about biodiversity. The night will conclude with his book signing.

This is event is free of charge but registration is required. Please click here to register.

The Academy’s Town Square series is designed to engage and provide relevant educational content to the public on environmental issues. Town Squares focus on critical global issues in environmental science by featuring prominent thought leaders and their findings on biodiversity, freshwater issues, climate change, and evolution. Environmental advocates, scientists, and community members come together for an opportunity to further their knowledge about environmental and sustainability matters through accurate, real-time scientific information.

The Academy’s Town Square series is made possible by Warren Environmental Counsel.

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