Stroud Water Research Center, Academy Of Natural Sciences, Shippensburg University: Quantifying The Value Of Forest Protection For Clean Water, Impact Of Remote Working

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By Open Space Institute New research from Open Space Institute and its Delaware River Watershed Initiative partners aims to quantify just how much forest protection is needed to ensure clean water.

Say Freeze! Capturing the Microcosm

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His dedication to photomicrography and lifelong natural science work advanced the study of meteorology and our understanding of snowflake structures. Environmental Science Exhibit Library Academy of Natural Sciences Invisible World of Water microcosm

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Awardees of The Environmental Collaboratory’s Inaugural Research Grant

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With support from the Office of Research & Innovation, the College of Engineering and the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, seven projects were awarded with over $130,000 in total funding.

New Species of Ancient Fish Discovered Along PA Roadside

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Over the past 30 years, paleontologists from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University have studied Devonian-age rock strata, mostly exposed along highway roadcuts, and collected large numbers of fossil fish across what is now Pennsylvania.

Coyote and Fox Populations on the Rise?

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You may have noticed a common theme at the dinner table: Grandpa has spotted the fox in the yard again or perhaps your aunt has heard of a coyote in the local nature preserve. Environmental Science Featured BEES in Action mammals urban ecology

Helping a Still Life Come Alive

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It explains how the artist “collected an impossible bouquet of blooms that open at different times of the year, demonstrating that he could surpass the abilities of nature. Jim often writes about nature.

Lights Out Kicks Off for Spring 2022

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led by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Delaware Valley Ornithological Club, Audubon Mid-Atlantic, and two local Audubon Society chapters, Valley Forge and Wyncote.

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Let’s Talk about Climate Anxiety 

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Lena Champlin : I am an environmental scientist and artist, currently a fourth-year doctoral student in the BEES department at Drexel University and a research associate at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Then, explaining the science in a simple, approachable way using metaphors.

New Species Named and Described

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Accelerated climate change and biodiversity loss, both driven by human activities, are threatening nature and people’s lives and livelihoods around the world.

Being in Nature: Good for Mind, Body and Nutrition

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In late 2020, Canadian doctors made headlines for “ prescribing nature ,” or recommending time outdoors, based on research that suggests people who spent two or more hours in nature per week improved their health and wellbeing.

The Fish With the Fishy Name

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We know that because back in the 1980s, an ichthyologist named Bill Eschmeyer started a Catalog of Fishes at The California Academy of Sciences. “Mark, do we have any assfish?”.

Creating Bird-Friendly Habitats

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The air becomes crisp, the trees are bare and the natural world can seem still and silent. When far enough away, birds will naturally avoid the potential danger zone when feeding. Birding Environmental Science Featured bird friendly habitats birding

Golden Eagle Artwork Finds a Home

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His illustrations have appeared in numerous ornithological journals and popular nature magazines, as well as in golden eagle monographs, both in print and in preparation. We are fortunate that this extraordinary collection is now housed at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.

Birding in the Great Outdoors

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With binoculars in hand, he is not only looking to spot a feathered friend in flight, but as the Academy’s lead keeper and educator of animal programs, he is seeking new ways to inspire the public about the natural world. Why is being out in nature so important?

Meet Our New Executive Director, Library and Archives

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As a seasoned museum, library and archival professional — with a passion for public engagement, science and history — Raposo has had first-hand experience of a collection’s immense potential for research and storytelling, as well as inspiring positive change.

Academy leads effort to map Philly’s heat and air quality

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This summer the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University will lead a campaign to map heat and air quality in Philadelphia, working with community scientists so that residents have a stronger voice in the planning and implementation of climate change-preparedness strategies. .

Help Us Restore the Drama of the Diorama on #GivingTuesday

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Each of the 37 incredible dioramas on display at the Academy of Natural Sciences is a valuable tool to engage our visitors and spark a lasting connection to the natural world. This experience sparked a passion for the natural sciences that has lasted a lifetime.

10 Hikes to Explore Our Watershed

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A bridge over the Wissahickon Creek along the Green Ribbon Trail in the Four Mills Nature Preserve in Ambler, PA. We all live downstream.

Women Voices on Climate Change

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This post, part one of a two-part series, is part of ongoing programming for Climate Year at Drexel and the Academy of Natural Sciences. . Amy Whisenhunt Eno, she/her, Philadelphia , Manager of Individual Giving at the Academy of Natural Sciences.

Drexel’s Environmental Collaboratory Will Solve Environmental Problems With a Community-Driven and Justice-Centered Approach

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Drexel University, in partnership with the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University , has launched a new platform, The Environmental Collaboratory , focused on climate change, environmental justice and human wellbeing.

Fast Facts About Plastics Pollution

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Environmental Science Featured Delaware River plastic pollution Schuylkill RiverPlastic pollution is a problem for waterways, wildlife and public health around the world.

Thomas E. Lovejoy, III (1941-2021)

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On December 25 the world lost one of the great champions of conservation and a long-time friend and associate of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Tom Lovejoy.

Plastic-free Philly, Philly’s Solution to Plastic Pollution

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Now the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, the Philadelphia Water Department and BOMA Philadelphia are teaming up to put a lid on single-use plastic water bottles. Environmental Science Featured Delaware River plastic pollution Plastic-free Philly Schuylkill River

Join the Philadelphia City Nature Challenge

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City Nature Challenge is back for 2022! From April 29 to May 2, explorers, nature lovers and citizen scientists will be documenting the plants, animals and fungi in Philadelphia and surrounding counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Bird Safe Philly Kicks Off Fall Migration

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Community science is underway to assess the impact of Lights Out Philly using collision monitoring. led by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Delaware Valley Ornithological Club, Audubon Mid-Atlantic, and two local Audubon Society chapters — Valley Forge and Wyncote.

Get Involved in Your Watershed!

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Despite the commonly held beliefs that it’s natural or will provide nutrients back to Earth, this is actually not the case. Or promote a backyard buffer, a naturalized space along the edges of a water source that includes trees, grasses and wildflowers.

New Sound Installation Gives Voice to the Schuylkill

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Environmental Science Exhibit Featured People Annea Lockwood Delaware River Watershed Liz Phillips Schuylkill River watershedAn immersive sound installation created by two seasoned artists brings the deep sonic environment of the Schuylkill River watershed to the surface.

Uncovering the Real James Bond

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I had the privilege of meeting the real James Bond in the 1970s when I was a very young temp worker at the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences, now the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.

Holiday Gift Guide

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The Academy of Natural Sciences has amazing membership deals, outdoor experiences, animal encounters, dinosaur-themed gifts and more that will be perfect for the budding scientist or enthusiastic naturalist in your life. . For the Nature Enthusiast .

Floodplains and Redlines

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Three of Drexel University’s Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science (BEES) students wanted to make an environmental justice impact right in here in Philadelphia. I currently work at the Academy of Natural Sciences in the Live Animal Center.

Women Voices on Climate Change, Part 2

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Here is the second and final post in the series which is part of ongoing programming for Climate Year at Drexel University and the Academy of Natural Sciences. Indigenous ideals have always put nature at the forefront.

Environmental Science PhD Student Publishes Children’s Book on Climate Change

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This led the fourth-year environmental science doctoral student and Academy student research associate to consider the questions: At what age do we begin talking to children about climate change? It lets her bring her love of science and art together, and she knows the education they provide.

Drexel Helps Set Climate Resilience Research Agenda for Philadelphia

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Richard Johnson, director of Climate Year at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Roland Wall , director of the Patrick Center for Environmental Research at the Academy of Natural Sciences.

Is Philly Being Snubbed Again?

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The map , generated by John Cooley, PhD, is based on more than 45 years of field work by Chris Simon and Cooley and also specimen records in museum collections including those of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University where I work.

Free Admission Days for Hospital Workers

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Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University–Thursday–Sunday, May 6–9 and May 13–16 Offer: Free general admission for hospital workers and up to three guests To redeem: Timed admission is required.

Easy Tips to Ease off Plastic

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Try Brush with Bite, a plastic-free all-natural toothpaste that comes in a small glass jar as pellets. Environmental Science Featured Sustainability Plastic Free July plastic pollution small actions spark big changes

History Co-ops Dive Deep into Academy Archives

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Exploring the archives of the Academy of Natural Sciences , Legacy Center and the Schramm Inc. A HISTORY OF SCIENCE AT THE ACADEMY OF NATURAL SCIENCES.

A Life of its Own: The Pine Barrens Project

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The endurance of the Pine Barrens is attributed to the relationship between people and the natural world, which remains strong in this region through agriculture, storytelling, recreation and advocacy.?. Q&A With David Scott Kessler, Curator and Filmmaker.

Create a Water-Wise Garden

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Many garden or horticultural centers, or nature societies like this one in Delaware, have native plant sales in the spring. Gardens come in all shapes and sizes.

Tips to Use Less Water

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In 2022, the Academy of Natural Sciences and Drexel University are celebrating Water Year to dramatically increase consumer awareness and responsible behaviors around water in every person who we can reach. Droughts throughout the U.S. Increasing water demand due to population growth.

Climate Change and Me

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The science is settled.”. Today, the great majority of climate scientists and meteorologists have accepted the science. Compiled by Kathryn Christopher, Academy Manager, Science Communication and Outreach.

Biodiversity is Essential in Battling Climate Effects

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As a researcher at the Academy of Natural Sciences, I am a strong supporter of protecting natural areas and the importance of biodiversity for its own sake. And nature provided a key service to many of us for being active and getting out of the house.

Museum Innovation Fund

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The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University recently launched the Museum Innovation Fund to provide seed funding to Drexel faculty and students for projects that promote conception and rapid prototyping of innovative approaches to museum learning and engagement.