For a better experience, click the Compatibility Mode icon above to turn off Compatibility Mode, which is only for viewing older websites.

Long Live Sturgeon! (And Other Amazing Fish of the Delaware River Basin)

Thursday, February 15, 2024

6:00 PM-8:00 PM

In conjunction with the Academy’s 2024 Evolution Year and the 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act, join us for a conversation hosted by WHYY’s Maiken Scott on the Atlantic Sturgeon, a fish that “epitomizes the global biodiversity crisis,” as well as other vulnerable fishes in the mid-Atlantic region.

In this conversation, Scott will speak with research scientists Mariangeles Arce H., Dewayne Fox, Eric J. Hilton and David Keller about what makes Atlantic Sturgeon, and other local fishes including shad and iron-colored shiners, so fascinating and important to study.

Discover why these fishes are key to our ecosystems and how the Academy’s collections are invaluable in understanding their evolution. Learn what exactly the decline of a species means for our waterways and how we can help scientists and conservationists reverse this troubling trend toward recovery and restoration. 

Register for Long Live Sturgeon!

Learn more about Academy Town Square

Remind me about this event. Notify me if this event changes. Add this event to my personal calendar.


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


  • Everyone