Tapping our Watershed
The Academy’s environmental programs focus on a variety of critical topics, including watershed science, environmental policy, and sustainability.
Join the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University for Tapping our Watershed, a monthly science café in Philadelphia that brings lovers of water science together for conversations with top experts in the field. Formerly known as the Delaware River Watershed Initiative Seminar Series, these talks are sophisticated enough for the experienced scientist but formatted for the casual guest who is interested in tapping into watershed issues on a deeper level. You can expect to hear engaging talks ranging from water policy and management to indicator species and pollutants, with a stimulating Q&A to follow each presentation.
Tapping our Watershed is held the third Monday of the month at National Mechanics at 6 p.m. The talks are intended for individuals 21 or older, but those under 21 can come with a chaperone who is at least 25. Tapping our Watershed is sponsored by the William Penn Foundation.
Wednesday May 10 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
Join us for our annual Cheryl Beth Silverman Memorial Lecture featuring Richard Prum, a professor of Ornithology at Yale, a MacArthur Fellow, and the author of the forthcoming new book The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World — And Us.
Thursday May 18 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
On Thursday, May 18, join Sandra Postel and the Academy of Natural Sciences for a Town Square on freshwater issues.